Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas has opened up about his recent battle with testicular cancer. The 41-year-old rapper says he checked into an emergency room in 2014 after having pain throughout his body after a show and found out that he had stage 2 testicular cancer.
He underwent surgery and a 12-week course of chemotherapy before being declared in remission last year.
Taboo’s struggle with cancer has inspired a new song, called “The Fight.” He says all proceeds from the single will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Taboo was named an ACS ambassador in May. The MC chronicled his health journey in a series of heartfelt Instagram posts.
#tbt this pic was taken in 2014 -this was my 3rd round of #chemotherapy – I can move on with my life because of the blessings that I have received but this part of #Th3FIGHT will always remind me to keep fighting on no matter what “nothing prepares u for Chemo it’s like #war #torture and a #nightmare all in one – #warriors #fighter @americancancersociety – we will help and be of service –
Today on @thedoctorstv will give my testimony and speak out about my battle with cancer – Got diagnosed in 2014 and fought thru 12 weeks of intense chemo therapy and by the grace of god im alive and along with my partner @americancancersociety we are gonna help millions of people going thru the same fight I went thru – I will use my platform for my bigger purpose – #cancersurvivor #warrior #Th3FIGHT #hope #inspiration