Beastie Boy Is Ill 13.05K Hamilton Nolan 07/20/09 11:30AM Filed to: Breaking Breaking Beastie Boys Cancer Adam Yauch Ill communication Music Sad Jezebel Top The Beastie Boys' MCA, a.k.a. Adam Yauch, has cancer of the salivary gland. The group is canceling its upcoming tour and pushing back its album release date. Yauch, a Buddhist, turns 45 on August 5. Click to watch the announcement.