Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt shared the latest health status of his long-time friend and drummer, Tom Hunting, via his official Instagram account.

Gary revealed about two months ago that Tom Hunting was diagnosed with cancer and started to get chemotherapy treatment. Following the treatment that lasted two months, Tom finally went under surgery on July 13.

Thankfully, the drummer had a great operation and there was nothing to worry about. As Gary said, all the bad cells got removed from his body and he will be cancer-free in the upcoming days.

Yesterday, Gary confirmed that Tom is now cancer-free and has overcome this devastating disease. Even though Tom got through cancer, Gary mentioned that he will still get chemotherapy in case something happens.

Moreover, Gary touched upon the fact that Tom could return back to his position as the band’s drummer in a short period of time, which also means that Exodus might start working on their forthcoming studio album once again as they had taken a break after Tom’s cancer diagnosis.

Nevertheless, Tom is currently struggling with the side effects of his challenging surgery and is experiences eating difficulties and heavy pain. However, Gary pointed out that he is finding a new way to eat during this period so as to recover in a short time.

Gary Holt revealed the health status of Tom:

“Update of Tom! Tom has been home for around a week now, is doing very well despite the pain, is eating real food but also adjusting to a new relationship with food and a new way of having to eat. But he’s a rock in all this, strong as hell and he’s gonna crush this. And he is cancer-free.

They got it all. Fuck yes! I know if he was on social media he would thank each and every one of you for all the well wishes, donations, tickets for the benefit show that were purchased as well as the raffle items. Only a matter of time before he is crushing the drums again!

He’s got some real healing to do but he is on his way to recovery. Final chemo rounds still to go.”

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Photo Credit: Gary Holt – Instagram