Metal Church Drummer Stet Howland in Remission From Cancer
"I lost six months of my life and every hair on my body to a dreadful disease that usually takes good people's lives," said Howland. "The financial doom that came with it will follow me for a while, but honestly, in my opinion, huge financial debt can not be weighed against the value of life itself."
Howland, who also counts W.A.S.P. among his credits, had been diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, but his treatments for the aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma have responded well.
The drummer's post can be read in full below:
THIS JUST IN FROM STET:
“Holy crap do I have some good news to share today!
Friday I got a PET Scan to see where I’m at with the cancer situation. Today I got my results, I am officially in remission!!! There was no detectable cancer in my body!!! I nearly shit myself I was so happy. Needless to say there were tears of joy here at my house. Lol. (Myself included).
I want to thank each and every one of you who showed love and support for me and my family. Every message, call, donation, etc, meant the world to me. I am beyond thankful for all of it, and for all of you.
I lost 6 months of my life and every hair on my body to a dreadful disease that usually takes good people’s lives. The financial doom that came with it will follow me for a while, but honestly in my opinion huge financial debt can not be weighed against the value of life itself. So now I owe hundreds of thousands of dollars, big fucking deal. Lol. That’s a gift when compared to the alternative. (Death).
Again, I thank you all for the incredible love and support. My wife to be Heidi saved my life at the onset of this nightmare and remains in my corner til this day. She is amazing. I’m one thankful guy right now. Soooo very thankful.
Wishing you all a great day!
The BIGGEST LOVE to all.
Howland became the Metal Church drummer in 2017 after the exit of Jeff Plate. Plate had served two stints in the band, returning from 2012-2017. The band's most recent album, XI, was released in 2016. The group has reportedly been writing new music with a tentative plan to issue new music this year. As for Howland, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help offset the medical costs from his cancer treatment. Donations may be made here.