Josh Homme Shares Good News About His Cancer Diagnosis
Josh Homme has been given the ‘all clear’ from the cancer.
The Queens of the Stone Age singer recently discussed his challenges over the last 18 months with ITV News, expressing that he currently feels better than he has all year.
When questioned about the status of his cancer treatment during the interview, he replied:
“I’m good. I’m all clear.”
Homme was diagnosed with cancer in 2022, but it was only revealed the next year by Homme himself during a discussion about personal matters that contributed to the delay in releasing new music.
The Passing of His Close Friends
Following the conversation, the rocker touched on his friends who passed away due to several reasons:
“A lot of people have passed away near [me], nine people in the last … year and a half now.”
Though he did not mention any names, the rocker lost his two friends in the following years, namely the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and his bandmate Mark Lanegan. Additionally, he mentioned his breakup with his ex-wife:
“And I had a little heartache, and I had a little of this and a little of that. But also, I’ve never learned so much so quickly. And so, I’m sort of thankful for it all at the end because I feel closer to the things I truly love.”
Will He Keep Performing?
Despite his challenges and facing cancer, the rocker actively toured and is still on tour. Throughout their tours, the band only had to postpone or cancel their shows a few times for the weather conditions.
Their current tour is scheduled to end on December 16, followed by a 2024 tour starting on February 10 in Perth, Australia, and ending on March 3 in Christchurch, New Zealand.