Yesterday (June 15), QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was admitted to the emergency room at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in Woodland Hills, California.
Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 14 months, took to his Facebook page to share a photo of him on a hospital bed with following message: “Just admitted to the Emergency Room at Kaiser… It occured to me that this is just like Disneyland except the lines are shorter & the rides are painfully slow… and the price of admission… OMG!”
During his recent appearance on SiriusXM, Banali said about his battle with cancer: “It really depends on any given cycle, whether things are going up or whether things are reducing. The situation that I’m in is not a sprint, really — it is the longest race I can possibly make out of my situation.
“So you have to be really, really careful how you read into some of these things, because something can look elevated, but then if you look at a scan — one of my internal scans — it’s not as bad as the numbers say. But it’s a deadly disease — there’s no question about it — and I know that that’s what eventually is gonna kill me. In the meantime, I’m just trying to put that day off as far back as I possibly can.”