Hip-Hop Artist, Cancer Patient Asks Fans to Meditate

by: cancercompass

Adam "MCA" Yauch, a member of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, announced last July that he had cancer of the salivary glands. Currently in recovery, Yauch emailed members of the Beastie Boys fan club this week to join him in meditation to help other cancer patients battle their disease.

Yauch writes:
"a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.

we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.

we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter..."

According to the Los Angeles Times, writer Margaret Wappler claims Yauch's outreach may be due to a recent Jay-Z performance at the California music festival Coachella. Wappler writes, "headliner Jay-Z blasted out the Beastie Boys' ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ as his intro music. It got us thinking about Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, who announced last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe Yauch felt our concern - that is, the collective concern of many people on the Indio polo grounds who had the same thought."

Do you or someone you know mediate? Will you participate in Yauch's meditation exercise?

To learn more about Adam Yauch’s cancer, please visit our oral cancer information page.