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Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Remains Cancer Free One Year After Experimental Therapy

Toby Canham, Getty Images
Toby Canham, Getty Images

Two years ago, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer. Last year he announced he was cancer free after undergoing experimental immunotherapy. Now he’s marking the one year anniversary of starting the treatment with an update and it’s great news.

“One year later I am still cancer free and preparing for the Poison 2017 30th anniversary tour. I have Dr. Cohen, Dr. Patel, Tony Le, my amazing girlfriend Tc Smith, my friend Cortni Miller and the all the fantastic staff at UCSD Moore’s Cancer center and last but certainly not least, God to thank,” Rockett says. “My little girl Lucy would touch my neck and say, ‘All gone Daddy’ almost every day. It was gone…” Read the complete post below.

As Rockett mentions, the band will be hitting the road on a tour with Def Leppard and Tesla. It kicks off April 8 in Manchester, N.H. It’s the first time in five years that the entire lineup is touring together.

In addition to the Def Leppard shows, Poison also have some stand-alone headlining dates planned beginning April 28 in Raleigh, N.C. Others include Charlotte, N.C. on April 29, Huntington, W.V. on May 7, Albany, N.Y. on May 9, Rapid City, S.D. on May 26 and Grand Forks, N.D. on May 27. More dates are in the works, so keep an eye on their tour schedule at this location.

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