In a new Interview with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM, WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet gave a new update on his cancer treatment.
“I’m good. When faced with a problem like that, I just decided that I didn’t want to mess around with any sort of possible outcomes of possibly effective treatment, and I just went straight for having a radical prostatectomy, which is [where] they remove the entire gland.
I was very, very lucky to have a friend of mine referred me to a person at the Prostate Cancer Foundation of America who had a huge network of the best surgeons. I was referred to a great surgeon in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, and he took care of the job in great form. Everything has been removed without any residual effects, which means I’ve got everything back and working straight.
Every three months after having surgery like that, you need to follow up with blood testing, so I’m in my second round of blood tests this month and just waiting to find out the results, but so far, everything’s been clear, and I’m just hoping that we got it all and I’m able to move on and be strong and healthy for my family.”
On band’s new music, he said:
“You’re always working on stuff when the music’s in your blood, and everybody else in this band has this same disease where you have to continually create. It’s whether or not you have the opportunity to put it out to the extent that people are going to be able to consume it…
To be able to get together and to work out the stuff that we feel is worthy of spreading out to everybody else’s ears is the big factor for us. Every few years is a good pace for us. Back in the day, you would do one record every 10 months, and you had to keep up that pace to keep up with the record company’s demands. Now that we don’t have that pressure and that overlord presence, plain and simply, we’re feeling a little bit more leisurely about things.”