Adam Yauch: On The Mend, Eating Vegan

The Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch, recently returned from India, gives fans an update on his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his left parotid gland: “i’m feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that i’ve beaten this thing, but of course time will tell. i’m taking tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the tibetan doctors i’ve been eating a vegan/organic diet, which surprisingly enough was harder to do in india than it is now that i’m back home. here i can just shop for the right food and cook… a lot easier than depending on restaurants.” Also, the band’s new album will, he hopes, come out in the first half of 2010. [Topspin]