Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Reveals He Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

October 21, 2019

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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has announced to fans that the reason why he was absent from some of the band's shows this past year is because he has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer. In a post shared by Rock Talk host Mitch LaFon, Banali says that even though his original prognosis gave him quite the scare, he is doing better after a series of treatments.

"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," says Banali. "The road ahead is not going to be easy but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting. I wish I could have been with you all at every Quiet Riot performance as this is the first time in 38 years I have ever missed a gig."

Even though Banali will continue to fight the disease and undergo treatment, he says he is feeling better and stronger enough to attend the band's upcoming show at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA, as well as upcoming dates with the band in 2020. "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."

You can read Frankie Banali's full statement below: