August 10th, 2011

A report on Spinner yesterday revealed that Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton recently underwent radical laser surgery to treat a recurrence of throat and tongue cancer. Hamilton was originally diagnosed with the illness in 2006 and was forced to miss the band’s “Route of All Evil” tour the same year. In a tweet a few days after the surgery, Hamilton said that he was planning to be back on active duty for the band’s shows in South America and Japan later this year, and that he was excited to be working on material for a new Aerosmith studio album that is due in 2012. Guitar Aficionado wishes Hamilton a full and speedy recovery.

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