Phil Lesh Diagnosed With Cancer

Phil Lesh has revealed he has prostate cancer.

“Since we’ve caught it very early, and it’s small and slow-growing, I fully expect to have a rapid and complete recover,” Lesh, 66, said in a statement.

He plans to have surgery in December.

“I am feeling energetic as always, and all my scheduled appearances will occur as planned.”

The former Grateful Dead bassist said he has been monitored by doctors since his 1998 liver transplant.