Dez Cadena, former member of both Black Flag and the Misfits, has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
According to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to help with his medical costs:
Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year. So Dez has had to take a long break from touring and recording and he had no other income to pay for the quite expensive treatments and doctor’s bills.
Cadena first announced that he had a “Malignant Nelplasm” removed from his larynx in a March 31 Facebook post, saying that he had trouble with his voice while out on the road with the Misfits. Jerry Only urged him to go to the doctor to have it checked out and that is when the cancer was found.
On June 19, he announced he was no longer with the Misfits. He had been with the band since 2001 and was the longest running guitarist in the history of the group.
Cadena was also a member of Black Flag from 1981 to 1983 plus a reunion in 2003 along with DC3, Redd Kross, Twisted Roots, Ella and the Blacks, Vida and Chops.
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