Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green is battling Stage 4 cancer. Green’s mom Carol Namatame broke the news in a Facebook post on Christmas (December 25), writing alongside a handful of photos of Green: “Please send healing vibes for my son, Jeremiah Green, who is battling stage 4 cancer. He’s is so strong and so brave and hanging in there!”
Seattle radio DJ Marco Collins and friend of Green’s also shared a post on Facebook about the drummer’s diagnosis. “Just found out my friend Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse) has pulled off the band’s tour because he is currently undergoing chemo treatments to battle Stage 4 Cancer. Despite having a stage 4 diagnosis, his prognosis is good! Also his oncologist is a big MM fan (so he’s got that in his corner!) Sending him nothing but love & healing energy! Get well buddy. We’re all pulling for you!”
Green co-founded Modest Mouse with frontman Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy in 1993. He’s been part of the band’s lineup since then (with the exception of a brief departure from 2003-04) and the longest tenured member aside from Brock. Modest Mouse recently wrapped up a special tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album The Lonesome Crowded West. Green was able to play the earlier dates of the tour, but ended up pulling out early due to his diagnosis.
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