Exodus' Tom Hunting

Exodus’ Tom Hunting Clarifies Comments About Him Being ‘Cancer Free’


Exodus drummer Tom Hunting has checked in with an update on his health following his July 12th full gastrectomy (a surgical removal of the stomach). The surgery was required after he was diagnosed with a gastric tumor in his upper stomach this past February. Recently his Exodus bandmate, guitarist Gary Holt, stated that Hunting is ‘cancer free’.

While that technically may be true at the moment, Hunting himself isn’t ready to make that proclamation until further treatment and tests validate it. He stated:

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“Hello Y’all

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking part in the Blind Illusion show. I’m blown away by all the love and support from everyone in this community! It really propels me in this fight!

So I had a full gastrectomy on July 12th. I’ve been healing up good, relearning my relationship with food, smaller portions more spaced out, lotsa proteins, etc… The science of all this continues to blow my mind on a daily basis. Like how can someone even be out walking around 2 weeks after the surgery?? HAHA!! Anyway, I’m super thankful!! I’ve learned that so many people don’t even get a surgical option. The doctors had a good plan, they went in, and they’ve told me they got it all!! Fuck Yesss, sounds good to me!!

But it’s presumptious to say CANCER FREE at this point. I really hope to make that statement myself soon down the road. But let’s not jinx it! I’m still in the middle of this fight. The hardest part is over with still 4 outro chemo treatments pending. After that, I’ll have another scan that’ll hopefully show that Cancers Ass has been evicted from my body and kicked down the road!!

I can’t wait to see you all soon and play some of the new Exodus music live!!! Much Love!!!!

Tom Hunting
#tomhuntingrules #fuckcancer #bondedbyblood #metalcommunity #fansrule”

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