Ben Andrews

Poison’s Drummer Reveals Oral Cancer Battle

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has revealed a diagnosis of oral cancer.  Rikki stated the prognosis is good this past Monday.

The drummer first learned of his ailment after growing sick in June, feeling like he had a sore throat and a cold. Eventually, a doctor at USC discovered a tumor at the base of his tongue, similar, Rockett said, to Michael Douglas, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton. Another doctor at USC told Rockett that he’d contracted a “hell of a cancer” but one that was “very treatable.” The cause, he said, was HPV.

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