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Black Eyed Peas star Taboo reveals battle with cancer

Taboo, from the Black Eyed Peas, has opened up about his secret battle with testicular cancer. 

He told People magazine that he experienced pain in his back and abdomen in 2014, but initially brushed it off until it got so bad that he went to see a doctor and was diagnosed with stage two cancer:

"The very next day I went into surgery to have the mother ship removed. But my fight had just begun. My family and the group were all in shock, but (bandmate) will.i.am instantly reached out to a great doctor who helped me figure out a treatment plan. I was racing against the clock."

He explained that undergoing chemotherapy was incredibly tough, but he found a way to get through it: "There were times that I wanted to give up, but I became inspired by sports figures who have gone through similar battles. I began channelling my energy into the thing that keeps me alive and spirited: music. I wanted to share my story and inspire others like those who had inspired me."

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