There will be no milking of Tommy Buckley going forth.
On August 13, Blabbermouth reports the Soilent Green and Crowbar drummer underwent a prostatectomy (an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the surrounding tissue) after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Fucking A. We wish Tommy a speedy and full recovery from this.
“The cancer was in a small part in his prostate but doctors suggested the total removal to prevent the spreading of cancerous cells,” says a posting online.
“He is doing great with the love and care of his family and friends. Lisa D. Ryder, Tommy’s girlfriend, gets a special blessing for being so wonderful to him. She has been an angel. He is in her care right now.
“Tommy got his staples taken out today and should have catheter out in two weeks.
“Tommy decided that he wanted to go public with his surgery to let people be aware of the importance of prostate health. He is ready to play [as soon as possible]!! We ask that you keep him in your prayers!!! He will beat this…”
The best medicine in preventative care. Go see a doctor at least once a year, folks. Just go.
I hope Tommy, once he’s recovered, speaks more about how his cancer was detected, and what the experience was like.