New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has been diagnosed with another tumor after going through a harrowing health scare at the end of 2021.
Last December, Gilbert’s wife, Lisa, found him “unresponsive in bed” and “minutes from death.” After being rushed to the ER, doctors discovered he had a pheochromocytoma, a rare, usually benign tumor that had become malignant and required surgery.
While the surgery was successful and Gilbert has since returned to the road with New Found Glory, he shared in a new Instagram post Monday that doctors found a new pheochromocytoma tumor on his spine.
“I’ll be headed into surgery [Tuesday] to get almost all of it out then hit what’s left with some fancy radiation,” Gilbert writes. “Scary stuff but it’s all about the little wins.”
“Each day we’ve been having fun in the hospital and feel lucky with so many things and God’s timing with all of this,” he continues. “If I didn’t go on tour and inflame my tumor, I wouldn’t have known early enough it was there! Then my band’s love and support got me home to get scanned.”
Gilbert adds that he’s in a better place, physically and emotionally, now than when he was initially diagnosed last year.
“My vitals and heart are great this time,” he says. “Moving forward with today’s amazing technology, I can be on a lifelong treatment that just keeps it all at bay. Like living with an illness but its not life-threatening. I no longer have to guess if it will return and just relax.”
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