Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist Chris Holmes Reveals His ‘Cancer Is Gone’
Chris Holmes has been told by doctors that his "cancer is gone" following successful treatment.
In a video this month, the musician said, "They did an MRI on my neck and it's been three months since the last radiation. … I went back … and they looked at the MRI, and the doctor told me that the cancer is gone."
Holmes added, "I'm glad the kind of cancer I had is treatable. A lot of cancer isn't. Anyway, as of now, I'm still suffering from all the radiation that was done to my neck. I still can't taste anything. It'll probably take six months from right now till my neck’s back to normal." The rocker said he looks forward to touring again.
Chris Holmes Update - July 23, 2022
In June, the former W.A.S.P. guitarist shared more about his progress. He revealed he was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer earlier this year.
Holmes did two stints with W.A.S.P., the LA heavy metal band, who emerged from the glam metal era of the 1980s. He played guitar in the band from 1982 to 1990, and again from 1995 to 2001. More recently, he's recorded with his own group, Mean Man.
Earlier this year, Holmes' family and friends launched a GoFundMe campaign for his treatment.
Chris Holmes Update - June 14, 2022
"Chris was diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck, but the medical team have assured us there has been no metastasis, and this is a good news," his wife, Catherine Sarah Holmes, said in February.
Holmes' former bandmate, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, responded on the band's Twitter page, "The entire W.A.S.P. family are all optimistic of a positive outcome concerning the diagnosis for Chris."
Loudwire sends the best to Holmes on his recovery.