Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit is recovering after having surgery for throat and neck cancer late last month. The news was confirmed by his assistant Julie Freeman in a message to the band’s fan site Eaglesfans.com. Freeman stated that Schmit was diagnosed in October and flew to New York for surgery right after The Eagles’ November 17th concert in Las Vegas.
While the news is distressing, Schmit’s assistant reports that he is recuperating very well.
“The good news is that the surgery was successful and Timothy has received a clean bill of health,” she said. “The final pathology report stated that he appears to be cancer free, both in his throat and neck. He does not need to have chemo or radiation. Now he just has to keep an eye on things every month for about a year to be sure it stays away, and then not so often. Timothy is healing nicely, though his throat is still a bit sore, but he’s already out and about.”
She went on to say that his singing voice is not quite back yet, but as of December 20th, he’s still planning on performing with The Eagles at their December 20th show in Las Vegas.
Fans who would like to send a note to Timothy can send an email with “Message for Timothy” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to mail him a card or letter, you can send it to:
Timothy B. Schmit
1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90024
We’re wishing Timothy a speedy recovery.