On August 13, SOILENT GREEN/CROWBAR drummer Tommy Buckley underwent a prostatectomy (an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it) after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to a posting on the SOILENT GREEN Facebook page, “The cancer was in a small part in his prostate but doctor suggested the total removal to prevent the spreading of cancerous cells. He is doing great with the love and care of his family and friends. Lisa D. Ryder, Tommy‘s girlfriend, gets a special blessing for being so wonderful to him. She has been an angel. He is in her care right now.
“Tommy got his staples taken out today and should have catheter out in two weeks.
“Tommy decided that he wanted to go public with his surgery to let people be aware of the importance of prostate health. He is ready to play [as soon as possible]!! We ask that you keep him in your prayers!!! He will beat this…”