HADES Drummer Update: More Chemotherapy Needed

July 2, 2003

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update on the condition of bandmate Ron Lipnicki (drums),who is currently battling testicular cancer:

"Ron had this HUGE operation 2 weeks ago to remove the cancerous tumor. They were concerned they might have to remove one of his kidneys. It was supposed to be a four-hour operation — it took 10 hours. They saved his kidney. He was in hospital 4 days. They just took staples out of his chest 3 days ago. Bad news, the MRI showed more cancerous cells where tumor was and now he needs more chemo. So sad, but he still sounds positive. He's bummed he has to go to chemo again because his hair was starting to grow back. He's only 32....

"I'm taking him to see TWISTED SISTER reunion Thursday. Me, him and [HADES bassist] Jimmy [Schulman] were jamming KISS songs, Ron was playing as great as ever. We had hoped that after this operation that would be it, they told him 2 months before he could play drums again...now I don't know. He's such a great kid, so much fun to jam with. He knows SO many songs, all different kinds of music."

If you want to write and support Ron, feel free to contact him at [email protected]

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