AceShowbiz - Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali is battling stage four pancreatic cancer.
The rocker was diagnosed in April, but he has only just gone public with the news via podcast host Mitch Lafon's Facebook page.
"The original prognosis was very scary," he writes. "I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot, but I am thankful to say that after several rounds of chemo and other treatments I am on the mend."
"The road ahead is not going to be easy but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting."
Banali reveals he felt the need to go public with his health battle after missing a handful of gigs.
"I wish I could have been with you all at every Quiet Riot performance as this is the first time in 38 years I have ever missed a gig," he tells fans, explaining doctors wouldn't let him fly.
"Please know that if I had been able to fly on a plane and play a show nothing else would have stopped me. I am feeling much better and stronger now."