New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert recently revealed that he would be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his spine. Now, the guitarist has shared another health update, saying that the operation “went really well.”
Gilbert said the following:
“Got out of surgery yesterday afternoon! Things went really well. They were able to remove almost all of it besides a microscopic amount of tumor that was in the bone. Once we get test results back from the tissue, we’ll be able to blast it with whatever treatment it needs so we can keep it at bay or even kill it completely.
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are very rare tumors. So it is a very strategic process to treat them. But all news has been good so far for what the situation is and things have been going great! First two nurses I saw post-op were big NFG fans which was really special. Their compassion and love me feel not alone.
I have two rods and five screws in my back and now have one less rib. But I’m stronger than ever. Robo-Chad is on a mission!
Love you all and thank you so much for all your messages. I’ll post an address later for you all to send me pounds and pounds of magic the gathering cards, garbage pail kids cards, and delicious treats to keep me entertained through recovery. Just kidding. Or am I.”