Rage Against The Machine Member Has Cancer


It’s always sad to hear something that isn’t positive, and that’s exactly the sad news that we deliver today. It appears that Rage Against the Machine bassist is battling prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs for variable reasons. One is due to access “bad” testosterone traveling around the body.

As per Blabbermouth, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford revealed in a new interview with SPIN that he recently had his prostate removed after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The procedure took place two months before the band’s summer tour that marked Rage Against the Machine’s first set of live dates since in over a decade.

Tim said:

“I’ve been someone that’s taken a lot of pride in being in shape and taking care of myself,” the 54-year-old musician said. “But it’s something where either you’re either lucky or not.”

Asked how he has kept a positive outlook throughout the whole ordeal, Tim said:

“You can find yourself in a situation like I’m in where it’s, like, fuck, my whole life changed. With everything that happens to me now, I wonder, am I feeling this way because I have cancer? Am I losing my hair because I have cancer? Whatever it is, it makes me wonder if it’s happening because I have cancer. And prostate cancer is a very, very, very tough one because it’s connected to your sexuality. It’s hard to disconnect from that and when you’re forced into that situation, it’s a brutal psychological journey. I’ve been trying to find support groups, and it’s hard to find people and hard to talk about it. The suffering part of it, the physical suffering after the surgery, I’ve never felt pain quite like that. I have metal plates in my head and cadaver parts in my body. I’ve done a lot of damage through sports and mountain biking and this sort of thing and I’ve always felt like I had a really high tolerance for pain, and that shit brought me to my knees. After the pain went away, I still haven’t really been able to get up, even though I’m working out and doing shit, but psychologically, the damage is severe. It’s very hard for me to not break down and get emotional.”

Tim, we wish you the best and a speedy recovery.