Metal Church drummer Stet Howland came down with a mystery illness in late September, and after testing was unfortunately diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. DLBCL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and affects between 7 and 8 people per 100,000 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Howland underwent a spinal tap and treatment in late 2017, and now he's got some great news for everyone – he's in remission!
According to Howland himself, there's currently no detectable amounts of cancer in his body, meaning it's in complete remission. We wish Stet Howland all the best with his health, and of course some kind of totally kickass celebration as soon as he can!
“Holy crap do I have some good news to share today!
Friday I got a PET Scan to see where I’m at with the cancer situation. Today I got my results, I am officially in remission!!! There was no detectable cancer in my body!!! I nearly shit myself I was so happy. Needless to say there were tears of joy here at my house. Lol. (Myself included).
I want to thank each and every one of you who showed love and support for me and my family. Every message, call, donation, etc, meant the world to me. I am beyond thankful for all of it, and for all of you.
I lost 6 months of my life and every hair on my body to a dreadful disease that usually takes good people’s lives. The financial doom that came with it will follow me for a while, but honestly in my opinion huge financial debt can not be weighed against the value of life itself. So now I owe hundreds of thousands of dollars, big fucking deal. Lol. That’s a gift when compared to the alternative. (Death).
Again, I thank you all for the incredible love and support. My wife to be Heidi saved my life at the onset of this nightmare and remains in my corner til this day. She is amazing. I’m one thankful guy right now. Soooo very thankful.
Wishing you all a great day!
The BIGGEST LOVE to all.
Howland joined Metal Church in 2017 and drummed on and off for W.A.S.P. between 1991 and 2006.