Guitarist Chad Gilbert of New found glory beat cancer again. The musician confirmed on Thursday (September 15) that the tumor found in his spine last month was surgically removed by doctors this week.
The type of cancer in both cases, pheochromocytoma, is a rare type of tumor that can originate in the adrenal system. As a result of this week’s surgery, New Found Glory member and former lead vocalist Shai Hulud now has an artificial disc in her spine. He will continue with radiation treatments, but otherwise he explained that the cancer is gone.
Gilbert says, “I was supposed to start radiation on Monday for the small amount of pheochromocytoma left in my T-12 vertebrae! A few days before that I started having the worst hip pain! Excruciating. So bad I couldn’t sit longer than 10 minutes or slept longer than 2 hours at a time because of the pain. I was up all night for days. Terrible. Had to watch TV standing up.”
He continues: “So on Tuesday I went to the hospital for an MRI of my hip! Good news: my hip was fine. Bad news: the tumor in my spine started growing again in the wrong direction and became aggressive very quickly. So as of yesterday afternoon I had surgery again! It took 6 hours this time and they removed the rest of my T-12 vertebra! I now have a false vertebra! The good news is we cut out the entire tumor now! That whole bastard got the boot!”
Gilbert adds, “So the cancer in my spine is gone! We’re still going to hit it with light radiation just to be thorough to anyone microscopically invisible. But this battle is won. No more tumor. And I continue to be Robochad.”
See the guitarist’s full update to fans on social media below. Loudwire wishes Gilbert all the best in his recovery.
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Health Update – Sept. 15, 2022
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