QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
The drummer revealed that he has been battling the disease since this past spring, saying that he is "feeling much better and stronger now" and vowing to play with QUIET RIOT later this month and through 2020.
Banali says, “The original prognosis was very scary. I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot, but I am thankful to say that after several rounds of chemo and other treatments, I am on the mend. The road ahead is not going to be easy but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting. Please know that if I had been able to fly on a plane and play a show nothing else would have stopped me. I am feeling much better and stronger now. I appreciate all the fans that support QUIET RIOT by coming to shows and I hope you will all continue that support as well as keeping me in your thoughts and prayers."
At some of QUIET RIOT's recent shows, Banali was replaced by Johnny Kelly from DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE