Rikki Rockett Says ‘All Signs Point to Remission’ After Cancer Treatment
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has given fans reason to be optimistic about his recent cancer scare.
Several days after going public with his diagnosis, Rockett took to Facebook to clear up any misconceptions regarding his health, letting fans know he's made it through treatment and is facing the future with a positive outlook.
"People seem to have my situation a little confused," Rockett clarified in the post. "Let me be clear ... I am done with treatments. I am recovering and recovering very well. I do not know 100 percent if I am cancer free yet until I get my PET Scan, but all signs so far point to remission."
While thanking fans for their concern, Rockett also cautioned them not to expect constant updates on his condition, if for no other reason than that he's making the most of his new lease on life. "I thank all of you for caring," continues the note. "I wish I could answer all my calls, texts, messages, etc., but I simply can’t or that is all I would do all day, and I’m a daddy first."
Rockett's good news follows an intensive battery of treatment that included multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as a liquid diet and reduced physical activity. He'll meet with his doctors early next year to undergo the evaluation that will hopefully determine whether he's in remission. In the meantime, Poison remain on hiatus, as they've often been in recent years — although singer Bret Michaels recently suggested a return to limited touring activity could be in the cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut LP.
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