In a shocking announcement, it has been revealed that Mike Ness, the iconic frontman of the Orange County rock band Social Distortion, has been diagnosed with stage one tonsil cancer. This news has left both fans and the band stunned. Ness discovered the diagnosis during the pre-production phase of their highly anticipated new album, but he remained determined to continue working in the studio until he underwent surgery.
Fortunately, Ness has successfully undergone the surgery and has entered the recovery process. However, his journey to recovery is not over yet. In three weeks’ time, he is scheduled to start radiation therapy, which will mark the final stage of his treatment. The medical professionals treating Ness have provided reassurance that once he completes radiation therapy, he can begin the healing process and is expected to achieve a full recovery.
The impact of this cancer diagnosis has led Social Distortion to make difficult decisions regarding their upcoming plans. The band has decided to postpone their scheduled tour and delay the release of their eighth studio album. These setbacks are necessary to ensure that Ness receives the time and support he needs to focus on his health and recovery.
In a heartfelt message shared on Twitter, Mike Ness expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of love and support he has received from his friends, family, and fans. He acknowledged the struggles faced by those who have experienced similar battles and conveyed his empathy towards them. Despite the challenges ahead, Ness remains resilient and determined to overcome this new struggle.
As the news of Mike Ness’s cancer diagnosis spreads, fans and well-wishers from all corners are sending their positive thoughts and prayers, hoping for his healthy and speedy recovery. We extend our best wishes to Mike Ness during this challenging time and hope to see him out on the road soon!