Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Diagnosed With Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

Banali, the only member from the Metal Health-era lineup still in the band, disclosed the news of his ailment in a statement posted on podcaster Mitch Lafon‘s Facebook page.

“I just want to let all of my friends and fans know what’s going on with me and why I have unfortunately missed some appearances this year. Since April 17th, I have been battling stage four pancreatic cancer,” Banali said.

“The original prognosis was very scary. 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,” he added. “The road ahead is not going to be easy but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting.”

Banali noted that this is the first time in 38 years he has ever missed a gig. He told fans that he is feeling “much better and stronger now”.

Banali said he plans to play the Quiet Riot concert at the Whisky A Go Go on October 26 and to continue touring with the band in 2020.

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