Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt took his official Instagram account to share a new message from their drummer Tom Hunting.

Back in April, Gary announced that Tom is diagnosed with cancer and he started a fundraiser to raise funds for his medical bills. And recently, Mike Portnoy also started an auction to help Tom during these tough days.

In the message he sent Gary, Tom wanted to show his gratitude to the community who showed their help and support and said that he is feeling so blessed to be a part of this community.

Furthermore, Tom also revealed the treatment is actually working and mentioned that he also gained some weight after losing a bit at the start of the treatment. As Tom said, he will also go undergoing surgery next week.

After the surgery, Tom will receive four more treatments so he could continue his life cancer-free. Moreover, Tom pointed out that he can not wait to travel the world, play music, and enjoying his life yet again.

Here is the message from Tom Hunting:

“I wanted to check in and thank everyone so much for the love and support! I see all the awesome events and things people are putting together out there to help me in this fight.

I really am overwhelmed with gratitude and feel so blessed to be a part of this community we all share in.

I really believe that angels are out there walking around that don’t even know it, then shit gets rough and crazy, and they answer the call and jump into action. All of you are these!!! You all help me visualize being on the other side of this. Fuck cancer!”

He continued:

“Speaking of fucking cancer, the treatment is working. I’ve had 4 now and the mass has shrunk to less than half the size it was in March. That’s amazing progress! I’ve added the weight back I lost at the start of this. Clinically, these are all good signs.

From the start, this could’ve gone in a really bad direction, but everything the doctors at UCSF laid out, has all gone according to plan in turning things around. I’m very grateful to these unsung heroes!

I’m slated for surgery 1 week from today on July 12th. Unfortunately, it’ll be a full gastrectomy, but the good news is I’ll get to live which is definitely not overated. After recovery, I get 4 more treatments, then I can resume my life cancer-free.

I can’t wait to travel the world, playing music, enjoying every moment of this crazy journey!! I’ll check in soon again and share how things are going. Thanks and much love to everyone! Cheers!”

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Gary Holt – Instagram