Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
According to Aerosmith.com Hamilton has missed dates of the band’s Route Of Evil tour due to treatment.
The post reads: “Tom Hamilton will be sitting out a few gigs at the beginning of he band’s upcoming Route Of Evil tour.
“Hamilton has just completed a seven week course of radiation treatment for throat cancer. He will be with his family recovering and will join the tour in mid-October. He and his band mates look forward to his return.
“Filling in for Hamilton will be David Hull a longtime friend of the band who played in the Joe Perry Project.”
Hamilton formed Aerosmith with core members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in 1970.