Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has declared that he's cancer free, according to Gibson.com. Hamilton, who was diagnosed in 2006 with both throat and tongue cancer, battled back against the disease only to see it return in 2009. Now, Hamilton finally received a clean bill of health. Hamilton passed the good news on to BackstageAxxess.com, saying, "I'm feeling really good. 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 said, 'Sign me up!' I go in there about every two to three months. I get looked at by having the doctor put a scope down my throat. It's a nerve-wracking process, but I don't have to worry about it for a couple of months and I'm feeling great."
When we last caught up with Hamilton he was feeling positive that the cancer was finally in check, but still was worried: "Feeling good. Feeling really good, yeah. I've got to go in and get checked every now and then, but so far, so good. I'm going from six weeks to six weeks, so y'know, I'm pretty sure I'm cool, but you never know. You might go in there and they'll say there's some kind of trouble going on."
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick tour dates (subject to change):
December 1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 3 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
December 6 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
December 9 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
December 11 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
December 13 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
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