Peter Tork, a former member of 1960s group The Monkees, has been diagnosed with a rare cancer in his head and neck.
According to E! News, the 67-year-old musician and actor has adenoid cystic carcinoma, and underwent surgery to remove the growth on his tongue on Wednesday.
“It’s a bad news, good news situation,” the “I’m a Believer” Tork said. “It’s so rare a combination that there isn’t a lot of experience among the medical community about this particular combination.”
“On the other hand, the type of cancer it is, nevermind the location, is somewhat well known, and the prognosis, I’m told, is good.”
Tork’s biopsy has shown that the cancer has fortunately not spread past it’s original site. Once recovered from the surgery, he is expected to begin a round of radiation treatment.