In a video on their official site, Beastie Boys Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. MCA and Ad Rock, said they must cancel their summer tour.
The reason? Adam Yauch has cancer.
He recalled in the sad video: "About two months ago, I started feeling a little lump in my throat that you would feel if you had like swollen glands or something like that, or you'd feel if you had a cold."
"I really didn't think it was anything. But then just recently when we were over in Europe doing promotion. I called my doctor and saw him when I got back, and this was about two weeks ago, and he sent me to a specialist."
"They did tests, and I actually have a form of cancer in the gland."
Adam Yauch remains upbeat - at least as much as one can be when announcing one has a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and a lymph node.
He says it's "very treatable." Here's hoping he's right ...