Of Mice & Men Frontman Cleared To Tour After Removal Of Precancerous Tissue
In March, Aaron Pauley, frontman of metalcore crew Of Mice & Men, posted online that he was released from the hospital after “one of the scariest nights of [his] life.” Then, earlier this month, the band canceled a slew of gigs due to a “medical situation.” Now, Aaron has revealed that he had emergency surgery to have precancerous tissue removed from his body, but that he’s getting his stitches out this coming week, and will be free to tour afterwards.
Aaron posted the following to his Twitter:
Got the call from my doctor following up with results from my surgery. It was a success! All of the precancerous tissue was completely removed, and I get my stitches out on the 24th, meaning I'm officially cleared to return to the road for our first show back on the 27th! pic.twitter.com/mwDTY84xvT— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) April 19, 2019
According to Verywell Health, precancerous cells do not necessarily mean cancer, but are more an irregular cluster of cells that is potentially at risk of becoming cancerous in the future. So Aaron’s surgery was more a preemptive measure, and not in any way indicative of him having cancer. That said, having precancerous tissue identified and removed is a good step towards said cluster not becoming cancerous.
Describing Of Mice & Men’s upcoming new album late last year, Aaron said, “We’re super pumped to be in the studio with Josh, as we’re all big fans of his production and mix discography. When we decided to go heavier with this album, Josh’s was one of the first names to pop up — and I can tell you, we’re a little over halfway done and it’s sounding huge and heavy, heavenly and absolutely demonic — all rolled into one.”
Now that Aaron is healthy, make sure to catch him on Of Mice & Men’s upcoming tour with Beartooth at one of the dates below:
27 Houston, TX – So What?! Music Festival
30 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
01 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
04 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
08 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
09 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
14 Providence, RI – The Strand
15 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
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