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Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Underwent A Successful Gastrectomy For His Cancer Battle


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Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has checked in with an update on the health of his bandmate, drummer Tom Hunting. Hunting underwent a full gastrectomy (a surgical removal of the stomach) earlier today, July 12th. The procedure was necessitated by a gastric tumor found in his upper stomach this past February. He has been receiving treatment for it since then, managing to half the size of the tumor.

In the below post shared on Instagram tonight, Holt commented:

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“GREAT NEWS!!So Tom came out of surgery about 45 minutes ago, he’s still heavily sedated but everything went according to plan. Gastrectomy complete, heavily sedated but all cancer and mesothelioma nodules removed . He’s a warrior. I’ll give updates later as I get them, been a stress filled day, thank you to everyone for all the positive vibes . Much metal love🤘🏻❤️”

Prior to undergoing the surgery, Hunting himself also shared the below video message:

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