Rage Against the Machine‘s Tim Commerford sat down for an interview with Spin this week, by which he revealed his battle with prostate most cancers, one thing beforehand unknown to the general public.
“I’ve been coping with some fairly severe s—,” the 54-year-old rocker advised the publication. “Proper earlier than I used to be about to go on tour with Rage, I had my prostate eliminated, and I’ve prostate most cancers.”
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“You could find your self in a state of affairs like I’m in the place it’s like, f—, my complete life modified. With the whole lot that occurs to me now, I’m wondering, am I feeling this fashion as a result of I’ve most cancers? Am I dropping my hair as a result of I’ve most cancers? No matter it’s, it makes me surprise if it’s taking place as a result of I’ve most cancers,” he continued. “And prostate most cancers is a really, very, very robust one as a result of it’s linked to your sexuality. It’s arduous to disconnect from that and once you’re compelled into that state of affairs, it’s a brutal psychological journey. […] It’s very arduous for me to not break down and get emotional.”
Commerford famous that his bandmates know of his prognosis, although followers didn’t. “You possibly can nonetheless be in nice form. After I obtained my bodily, my physician stated I used to be in the most effective form of any 50-year-old he’d ever seen there,” he defined. “There’s loads of individuals which are in nice form which have most cancers. And I’m hoping to proceed so long as I could be that. I work out religiously, and I strive my hardest to remain in form. I’m nonetheless very pleased with who I’m. After I first obtained identified, it f—ed with me on that stage. However now I’m beginning to really feel this stage of, ‘I’m going to be the fittest motherf—er with most cancers that’s 54 that you just’ve ever f—ing seen in your life.’”
Going ahead, Commerford stated that the “glass is half-full” in his eyes. “I’m going right into a trance, and I simply utterly neglect about it,” he says of performing and making music. “And it’s so stunning. After I get up within the morning, it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s a brand new day. Dope!’ Then it’s like, ‘Oh f—, I’ve most cancers’ and you may’t cease it. It places a darkish cloud on the day. After I go jam with Mathias [Wakrat], I simply tune out and it feels so good. Music has at all times been there within the hardest of occasions.”
RATM beforehand cancelled their deliberate 2023 North American tour in October as a result of singer Zack de la Rocha’s leg injury.