Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green is battling stage four cancer.
In a Christmas post to Facebook, Green’s mother, Carol Namatame, asked fans to send “healing vibes for [Green] who is battling stage 4 cancer. He’s is so strong and so brave and hanging in there!”
In a separate Facebook post, veteran radio DJ Marco Collins said Green is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. “Despite having a stage 4 diagnosis, his prognosis is good!” Collins added. “Also his oncologist is a big MM fan (so he’s got that in his corner!)”
Update – December 28th: Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock has also shared a statement, writing that “Jeremiah was diagnosed with cancer a short while ago, and he’s currently in treatment. It seems to be going smoothly and making a positive difference. Jeremiah, as am I, are believers in the power of positive energy, so if you would be so kind as to send ‘good vibes’ (to quote Jeremiah) in the direction of Jeremiah and his family, that’d be great.” Check out his full statement below.
Due to the diagnosis, Green was absent from Modest Mouse’s recent stretch of tour dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, The Lonesome Crowded West.
Green co-founded Modest Mouse alongside frontman Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy in 1993. Aside from a brief departure from the band between 2003 and 2004, Green has been a consistent presence in the group’s lineup and is its longest tenure member aside from Brock. He has appeared on every one of Modest Mouse’s albums, with the exception of Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and also played in bands Red Stars Theory and Vells.