Chad Gilbert

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Says The Cancer In His Spine Is Gone After Latest Surgery


Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory/ex-Shai Hulud fame has offered some positive news in his latest cancer battle. On August 15th of this year Gilbert revealed that a tumor had been found in the 12th vertebrae of his spine. He underwent surgery on August 16th to have that unwanted growth removed.

After it was discovered that the remnants of tumor in his spine had begun growing again post-surgery, Gilbert once again underwent surgery this week, this time having both the tumor and his t-12 vertebrae removed. He commented of that yesterday via social media:

“ANOTHER unexpected turn of events. 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 sleep longer than 2 hours at a time because of the pain. I was standing up all night for several days. Awful. Was having to watch TV standing up.

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 got aggressive very quickly. So by noon yesterday I was in surgery again! It lasted 6 hours this time and they removed the rest of my T-12 vertebrae! I now have a fake vertebrae!

Good news is we cut out the entire tumor now! That whole bastard got the boot! So the cancer in my spine is gone! We will still hit it with light radiation just to be thorough for any microscopic invisible ones. But this battle has been won. No more tumor. And I continue to turn into Robochad. #pheochromocytoma @pheopara”

In December of last year Gilbert a href=”” target=”newindow” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>underwent successful surgery for a rare type of tumor on his adrenal gland.


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