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Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali On Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: "The Original Prognosis Was Very Scary"

Date October 23, 2019 13:29

Frankie Banali, the drummer of the band Quiet Riot, just revealed that he is battling stage IV pancreatic cancer.

After missing a handful of live performances, Banali made an announcement through podcaster Mitch Lafon on Monday and later on Facebook, explaining his situation.

Frankie Banali pancreatic cancer

The 67-year-old revealed that he got his diagnosis on April 17, and apologized for missing some appearances since then.

"The original prognosis was very scary. I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot, but I am thankful to say that after several rounds of chemo and other treatments I am on the mend."

Frankie proved to be a real fighter admitting that he going to "continue fighting", although "the road ahead is not going to be easy". The drummer also revealed some positive news saying that he's feeling stronger and announced that he'll be playing with Quiet Riot live this weekend:

"I am feeling much better and stronger now.” "I intend to play the Quiet Riot concert at the Whiskey A Go Go on Saturday October 26th and to continue touring in 2020 with Quiet Riot, so I hope to see you there."

The post ended with the rocker thanking fans for their support.

Interestingly enough, Queens native Banali is the only remaining member of Quiet Riot’s “classic lineup,” which was behind hits like “Metal Health” and the group’s cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel the Noize.”

Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali On Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: "The Original Prognosis Was Very Scary"Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali On Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: "The Original Prognosis Was Very Scary"Getty Images / Ideal Image

Banali has been touring under the Quiet Riot name since 2010.

People's reaction

Granted, people were quick to support Banali:

One person wrote:

"Prayers for your healing process and peace upon you"

Another added:

"Keep up the fight, I hope you recover very soon."

A thrid one said:

"Praying for you and your family stay strong"

Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali On Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: "The Original Prognosis Was Very Scary"Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali On Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: "The Original Prognosis Was Very Scary"Getty Images / Ideal Image

According to a study by the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer at this stage has a five-year survival rate of 9%. It is considered one of the most dangerous forms of cancer, as it does not manifest any signs or symptoms in the early stages, so it is hard to catch early. Still, Banali seems to be strong enough to overcome it!

We join the rows of well-wishers and hope each new day brings him closer to a full and speedy recovery!

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