The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo speaks about his secret cancer battle for the first time
"The Black Eyed Peas" rapper, Taboo broke his silence. He disclosed his confidential fight against testicular cancer for the first time.
Jaime Luis Gomez, the actual name of Taboo, is 47-year-old. He discussed about his health condition on The Doctors. As a cancer patient, Taboo hopes that he will inspire other people who were at struggle on the same thing.
The singer said, he immediately contacted a remarkable physician who assisted him finding a treatment plan. "I was racing against the clock" and after all, he had to undergo on 12 weeks of heightened exasperated chemotherapy.
He could not carry his kids for about six months after his right testicle was surgically detached. Taboo was also horrified that he was not going to make it following his initial cancer detection. He first thought his family and survival as well.
Taboo also narrated People that at first he experienced back and stomach pain. However, he assumed that it was just a flu.
"I was so busy working that I wasn't worried about it, but I went to the emergency room to get checked out," he shared. "Suddenly, the doctors were telling me I had stage 2 testicular cancer, and the next day I went into surgery to have the "mother ship" removed. But my fight had just begun."
The singer said that the session of chemotherapy was totally 'like war, torture and a nightmare, all in one'.
He also disclosed to People that even though he was in a terrible situation, they were still blessed with another offspring. He was told cancer-free in September 2014.
"Our daughter is a miracle baby, and having time with her and my sons means everything to me - they're why I kept fighting."
Taboo was married to Jaymie Dizon for eight years with three kids. Moreover, he has a 23-year-old son Joshua from his past relationship. He remained in music to help people since their band dispersed five years ago.
Lately, he has released his song entitled "Fight" in association with American Cancer Society's current advocate called The Fight. He exclusively sang his song on The Doctors.