(Gray News) – Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.
“The original prognosis was very scary. 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,” Banali said in the post.
“The road ahead is not going to be easy, but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting.”
After missing several performances in recent months, Banali said he plans to return this week.
“I intend to play the Quiet Riot concert at the Whiskey A Go Go on Saturday October 26th and to continue touring in 2020 with Quiet Riot, so I hope to see you there.”
Quiet Riot is best known for its 1983 hits “Cum on Feel the Noize” and “Bang Your Head (Metal Health).”