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Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting is “Cancer Free”

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Exodus drummer Tom Hunting is now “cancer free,” according to the band’s guitarist, Gary Holt.

Hunting was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer, earlier this year. The drummer recently underwent a full gastrectomy — the complete surgical removal of his entire stomach — as part of his treatment.

Earlier today (Monday, July 26), Holt revealed that Hunting is now home and “on his way to recovery”:

“Update of Tom! Tom has been home for around a week now, is doing very well despite the pain, is eating real food but also adjusting to a new relationship with food and a new way of having to eat. But he’s a rock in all this, strong as hell and he’s gonna crush this. And he is CANCER FREE. They got it all. Fuck yes! I know if he was on social media he would thank each and every one of you for all the well wishes, donations, tickets for the benefit show that were purchased as well as the raffle items. Only a matter of time before he is crushing the drums again!🤘🏻he’s got some real healing to do but he is on his way to recovery.” 

In April, Exodus announced that they would delaying the release of their new album, Persona Non Grata, from June until November in order to allow for Hunting’s treatment. They’re currently set to begin a tour with Testament and Death Angel in October, which should provide ample time for Hunting to recover from the gastrectomy.

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel Tour Dates

09/09/2021   Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Danville, VA ** [tickets]
10/06/2021  Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA [tickets]
10/07/2021  Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA ^^ [tickets]
10/08/2021  House Of Blues – San Diego, CA * [tickets]
10/10/2021  House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA * [tickets]
10/11/2021  Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ [tickets]
10/12/2021  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM * [tickets]
10/14/2021  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK * [tickets]
10/15/2021  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill  – Dallas, TX [tickets]
10/16/2021  Emo’s – Austin, TX * [tickets]
10/17/2021  White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX  [tickets]
10/18/2021  House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
10/20/2021  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA * [tickets]
10/21/2021  The Ritz – Raleigh, NC  [tickets]
10/22/2021  TLA – Philadelphia, PA * [tickets]
10/23/2021  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ * [tickets]
10/24/2021  Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD [tickets
10/26/2021  The Paramount – Huntington, NY * [tickets]
10/27/2021  House Of Blues – Boston, MA * [tickets]
10/28/2021  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY [tickets]
10/29/2021  Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH [tickets]
10/30/2021  The Agora – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
11/01/2021  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]
11/02/2021  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH [tickets]
11/04/2021  The Majestic – Detroit, MI [tickets]
11/05/2021  The Forge – Joliet, IL * [tickets]
11/07/2021  Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN [tickets]
11/09/2021  Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO * [tickets]
11/10/2021  The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT * [tickets]
11/11/2021  House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^ [tickets]
11/27/2021  The Fox – Oakland, CA [tickets]

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