He thanks people for their 'positive energy'

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Beastie BoysAdam Yauch has clarified his current health condition after recent reports circulated that he had been given the all-clear from cancer.

The rapper released a statement to fans on the group’s email mailing list, stating that reports of him being cancer-free are “exaggerated”.

He said: “While I’m grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated.

“I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.”

Yauch moved to clarify the situation after a UK radio report last week suggested he had been given the all-clear. He was diagnosed with cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node in 2009.

Beastie Boys are set to release their new album ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2’ in the spring.

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