Transplants Cancer?

Reports have surfaced that Matt Freeman, bassist for the Transplants and Rancid, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will not accompany the band on this summer’s Warped Tour, but nobody was commenting at press time.

The news was reportedly delivered by Freeman’s Transplants bandmates and Warped Tour organizer Kevin Lyman at a May 11th press conference at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.

However, Transplants publicist Sheila Richman of Atlantic Records told Pollstar she knew nothing about the situation. The band’s manager, Jared Paul of azoffmusic management, had no comment, and calls to the band’s agent were not returned.

A Warped Tour representative confirmed that The Transplants are “definitely still on the Warped Tour,” but did not comment on Freeman.