Crowbar and Soilent Green drummer Tommy Buckley is currently recovering from surgery for prostate cancer. He had a prostatectomy, which means that his prostrate was removed at a doctor's urging to prevent the spread of the cancer.

Buckley, an original member of the NOLA sludge barons known as Soilet Green, underwent the surgery on Aug. 13. The band posted an update on Facebook to let fans and friends know Buckley is doing well post-op. That's excellent news.

Below is the band's post updating everyone on Buckley's condition and their optimism on his future. He wanted to share the news of his condition and surgery as a way to urge fans and headbangers to consider their own prostate health. He also is ready to get back to playing as soon as he is healed. We are glad his recovery is going well.

Some of you may know and some of you may not know about Soilent Green/Crowbar drummer Tommy Buckley’s Prostatectomy Procedure…He had his prostate removed August 13th due to cancer. The cancer was in a small part in his prostate but doctor suggested the total removal to prevent the spreading of cancerous cells. He is doing great with the love and care of his family and friends. Lisa D Ryder, Tommys girlfriend gets a special blessing for being so wonderful to him. She has been an angel He is in her care right now. Tommy got his staples taken out today and should have catheter out in 2 weeks. Tommy decided that he wanted to go public with his surgery to let people be aware of the importance of prostate health. He is ready to play ASAP!! We ask that you keep him in your prayers!!! He will beat this….

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