Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Fortunately, the guitarist says he is now cancer free.
Baksh said the following:
“This one is a #thankyou letter to all of you. There was a time when I wasn’t sure if I could take part in our @sum41 @simpleplan @setitoff leg of #blamecanada Tour. Around March I found a lump and had it checked out, within two weeks I went through surgery in order to get rid of a tumour that ended up being #cancer Dont be concerned, my brush with this serious disease was very short lived thanks to the help of great doctors, a friend that helped me get a bone scan within weeks of my surgery, my family (extended included), the amazing people in #LDK (up the Kzinti!) and last but not least the emotional, physical and celery juice support that @krennykren and my wonderfully amazing gifted, did I mention wonderful kids gave me. Something incredible that this disease taught me is how many amazing and supportive people I have in my life. I’m beyond thankful for you and I’m forever in your debt. So as of now I’m cancer free and ready to enjoy tour life again with a fresh perspective on everything. If you have the time please pledge your support or join @krennykren and I at this year’s @relayforlife on Saturday #June11 We are attending in support of my mother who is beating cancer at this very moment and anyone else who’s life cancer has touched. The @cancersociety link for donations is [HERE].”