Crowbar / Soilent Green drummer Tommy Buckley has successfully undergone a prostatectomy after being diagnosed with cancer. Soilent Green posted a message to their fans late last night (Aug. 22) revealing the news that Buckley had his prostate removed entirely at the recommendation of his doctor to prevent cancerous cells from spreading.

Soilent Green have been pumping out Southern metal for 25 years, honing some of the genre's best musicians. Along with Brian Patton (Eyehategod), Buckley is an original member of Soilent Green. Tommy Buckley also currently serves as the drummer for legendary sludge band Crowbar.

Soilent Green posted the following message on their Facebook page, informing fans of exactly what Buckley recently went through:

Some of you may know and some of you may not know about Soilent Green/Crowbar drummer Tommy Buckley's Prostatectomy Procedure...He had his prostate removed August 13th due to cancer. The cancer was in a small part in his prostate but doctor suggested the total removal to prevent the spreading of cancerous cells. He is doing great with the love and care of his family and friends. Lisa D Ryder, Tommys 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 2 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 ASAP!! We ask that you keep him in your prayers!!! He will beat this....

We'd like to send our best wishes to Tommy Buckley and we hope he'll be back on the throne soon!