Rage In opposition to the Machine bassist Tim Commerford has revealed that he’s battling prostate most cancers.
“I’ve been coping with some fairly severe shit,” he informed Spin. “Proper earlier than I used to be about to go on tour with Rage, I had my prostate eliminated, and I’ve prostate most cancers.”
As Commerford defined, “I went to get life insurance coverage however my PSA numbers had been up. I couldn’t get it. They wouldn’t insure me. At first, the quantity was very low — like one-point-something. I watched it over the course of a yr and a half, and it saved elevating additional. Ultimately, they did a biopsy and came upon I had most cancers, so that they took my prostate out. I had been considering, effectively, as a result of they’re watching it and let it get thus far, perhaps it’s not that huge of a deal. I blame myself. I ought to have mentioned, ‘My numbers are elevated and what does that basically imply?’ I ought to have taken it extra significantly.”
The 54-year-old added, “Now I’m within the state of affairs that I’m in, which is, maintain your breath for six months. It’s not one and never one which I’m comfortable about. I’m simply attempting to seize ahold of the reins. It’s gonna be a protracted journey, I hope. My dad died in his early 70s from most cancers and my mother died from most cancers in her 40s. Cut up the distinction to 65 and I’ve obtained 10 years. I’m attempting to get to the 100-song mark — I’ve some targets now.”
He’s pursuing these targets together with his new band, 7D7D, which just lately launched their debut single “Capitalism,” in addition to together with his outdated associates in Rage In opposition to the Machine. However Commerford almost wasn’t in a position to carry out on Rage’s extremely anticipated “Public Service Announcement Tour.”
“Two months earlier than the tour, I had surgical procedure and my medical doctors mentioned I wasn’t going to be prepared,” he recalled. “That was brutal. I’d be on stage my amp in tears. Then you definately simply form of flip round and suck it up. Due to Zack [de la Rocha]’s damage, we had deliberate these little video interstitials that got here in between blocks of songs. We had been meant to go on stage, play some songs, go off stage, and on to the interstitials for a couple of minutes. It was seamless. Then he obtained damage and we couldn’t depart the stage. So in the course of the interstitials, we’re simply sitting there. That was surreal. I’d typically sit down and attempt to not take into consideration sure issues. It was bizarre. I saved it to myself all through the touring we did and it was brutal.” de la Rocha’s torn achilles finally compelled Rage to cancel their 2023 tour dates.