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Mom’s plea after Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green was diagnosed with cancer


Modest’s Jeremiah Green mouse has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

The 45-year-old drummer’s mother, Carol Namatame, described her son as “strong and brave” in an interview. Facebook post the news reveal on Christmas Day (Boxing Day Australian time).

She also issued a plea for fans to send “healing vibes” to her son.

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Jeremiah Green of the Humble Mouse
The humble rat’s mother Jeremiah Green has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. (Getty)

”Please send healing vibes to my son Jeremiah Green who is battling stage 4 cancer. He’s so strong, so brave and trying to be there!” Namatame wrote on the social media platform, along with a series of photos of Green from his career and personal life.

The type of cancer was not disclosed and Green, at this stage, has not commented on the matter.

Green is one of the founding members of the rock band Modest Mouse, formed in Washington State in 1992 with singer-guitarist Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy. They are currently based in Portland, Oregon.

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Modest Mouse in 2007, with Green at the far right. (Redferns)

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Veteran US radio star Marco Collins also commented on Green’s diagnosis on his social media, revealing that Green had “withdrawn from the band’s tour” for treatment.

“I just learned that my friend Jeremiah Green has canceled the band’s tour because he is undergoing chemotherapy to battle Stage 4 Cancer,” Collins wrote on Twitter hours after Namatame’s post.

“Despite being diagnosed at stage 4 his prognosis is very good! His oncologist is a huge MM fan (so he gets it!) To ❤️❤️! !”

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Green performed in the early days of the tour, however, has withdrawn from recent sessions to undergo chemotherapy.

The band will next perform at Lollapalooza in Argentina in March.

Green has only been absent from the band since they formed another time, between 2003 and 2004, meaning he was not featured on their album. Good news for those who like bad news.

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