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Y&T Bassist Phil Kennemeore Diagnosed With Cancer

Phil Kennemeore, the bassist of American heavy metal veterans Y&T (also known as Yesterday & Tomorrow,) has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer. A message from Kennemeore reads as follows:

"To all of my dear friends and fans around the world and on the forum, up to now you haven't heard much information (other than about my extreme back pain) because there really hasn't been much until now. I hated leaving you all in the dark but I didn't want to say anything until there was something conclusive to say. We do have a lot more information now. The number one thing you need to know is that I have cancer. It wasn't absolutely formally diagnosed until yesterday.

"With the bad news I also got the good news that along with surgery and treatments, I will be back rockin' and rollin'. I'll be getting a hip replacement as well as back surgery, which means I'll also be more agile. The doctor said that this is treatable and I'll be walking out of this place and I'll be able to go on the road and do everything I need to do to continue my rock 'n' roll life, in due time.

"I wanted to thank everyone for your well wishes. I've been sitting here in the hospital reading all of the things that you've all posted online, and I want you to know it means so very much to me to see how much I am loved, supported, and missed. I can really feel the love as I'm reading. I love reading your posts on the web site forum, and, in fact, I need to hear it. From here on out, whatever thoughts and feelings you have, please know that I wish that I could personally respond to each and every one of you, but I'm not able to right now.

"Brad--thank God for Brad! I'm so grateful that he stepped in to help keep Y&T on tour, bringing Facemelter to the people while I was ordered to the hospital. Right now I think he's the best guy on earth!

"I'll be released from the hospital within three-to-four weeks, continuing treatment, and at some point, I'll be returning to the road. Keep the love and good vibes flowing. Do me a favor and go out and see the band now--Y&T is kicking serious ass--and I'll be back rocking with you all soon."

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1. deathfreak writes:

I hope he makes it.

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2. rutz writes:

good luck phil. you can beat it.

# Aug 9, 2010 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wilco writes:

good luck brother
and get beter quik
you will beat this

# Aug 10, 2010 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. 50bmg writes:

Ugh that sucks. Glad it's something they feel can be treated. Hope it's as smooth a recovery as humanly possible.

Not to be a pain in the ass, but I'm pretty sure it's always been Y&T = Yesterday and Today.

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5. metal-man writes:

i always loved y&t best band form the 80s . hold on phil you be back very soon man my god bless you.

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6. becky blaser writes:

uncle phil your in my thoughts and prayers haven't seen you since we were running to get to the plane on time i am hoping to make a trip out there i would like you to meet your great nephew's and great niece well get better soon love you
becky

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