MIKE D – HOMEBOY!

Alfred Hitchcock and The Beatles keep shoulder injury victim Mike D company while he recuperates...

Beastie Boys rapper MIKE D is on the road to recovery – with a little help from THE BEATLES and ALFRED HITCHCOCK – after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury sustained in a cycling accident in NEW YORK.

According to a posting on the official Beastie Boys website, [url=]www.beastieboys.com, Mike D has now been released from the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York after receiving an “AC joint reconstruction” to his right shoulder last Wednesday (August 2).

The surgery was reported to be a “success”, and although the rapper has to wear a sling for between four and six weeks, he is expected to be fully recovered within the next three months.

Speaking via the site, Mike D said he is: “doing well enough to dance around a little to the new BS2000, and (recommends) watching the extra-long Beatles Anthology, Hitchcock‘s ‘Strangers On A Train’, and George Cukor‘s ‘What Price Hollywood’ – if you happen to find yourself recuperating from surgery any time soon.”

As a result of the accident, in which Mike D fell off his bike near his home in New York last month (July), the band’s scheduled US tour with Rage Against The Machine was postponed.The rescheduled dates are expected be announced soon.