Gus Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com recently interviewed AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton, who was not only celebrating the recent release of his band's 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension!, but also the fact that he has kicked cancer. An excerpt from their chat follows:
You were diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2006 and battled with it since then. Where do you stand with it today and how are you feeling?
Tom: "I'm feeling really good! I’m cancer free as of 5 days ago. (Editor’s note: this interview was conducted on Wednesday November 14, 2012). I had it 2006 and had it again in 2009. The doctor who treated me in 2009 said 'Listen, I can help you in a way that is going to preserve your way of life, but you’re going to have to come in here a lot afterwards for a long time!' I was completely fine with it and I said sign me up! I go in there about every 2-3 months. I get looked at by having the doctor put a scope down my throat. It’s a nerve racking process but I don’t have to worry about it for another couple of months and I’m feeling great!"
To read the interview in its entirety, click here
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