According to a Facebook post by his mother, Jeremiah Green, the drummer for the band Modest Mouse, has been told he has stage 4 cancer.
Green helped start the band in 1993 alongside Isaac Brock, the lead singer, and Eric Judy, the bassist. Green is one of the band’s co-founding members.
Yesterday (December 25), the drummer’s mother, Carol Namatame, sent a message on Facebook pleading with followers to “please send healing energies for my son […] who is suffering stage 4 cancer.” “He is hanging in there and is so strong and brave!” Added she.
Veteran Seattle, radio DJ Marco Collins also disclosed Green’s condition in a Facebook post, writing: “Just learned that my friend Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse) has canceled the band’s tour since he is now having chemotherapy to fight Stage 4 Cancer.
“His outlook is favorable despite his stage 4 diagnosis! Additionally, his oncologist is a massive fan of MM (so he has that on his side!). I’m only sending him love and healing energy! Well done, friend. Everyone is rooting for you!
As Collin pointed out, the illness prevented Green from finishing the tour even though he had participated in earlier dates of Modest Mouse’s recent tour honoring the 25th anniversary of their ground-breaking second album, “The Lonesome Crowded West.”
Green hadn’t previously been gone from the band between 2003 and 2004 and, as a result, didn’t appear on the album “Good News For People Who Love Bad News” before that tour.
Modest Mouse announced in July that they had been working on fresh music and “seven new songs coming out quite soon.”
Frontman Isaac Brock told NME at Spain’s Mad Cool Festival: “I have seven new songs coming out soon. I was bothered by everyone asking, “Why does it take so long to put out records” as soon as we finished the last album.
I have other hobbies, therefore. They’re not all great, but screw it! I have a record that I’m incredibly delighted with, so I don’t want to answer that question anymore.