Adam Yauch, also known as the gravelly-voiced MCA of the legendary Beastie Boys, suffered quite a scare last summer when it was revealed he had cancer of the salivary gland. The group's new album, 'Hot Sauce Committee, Part One,' was put on the back burner while Yauch focused on his health and underwent treatment. Now, with the MC officially on the mend, he's planning to reenter the ring and hopes to get things in order to release the record this September.

"I feel better," MCA told Entertainment Weekly at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles, where his Oscilloscope Laboratories production company was up for multiple awards. "It was touch and go there for a while, but I am finally getting my energy back."

Great news! Always known as insane perfectionists, this gives the Beastie Boys some time to revisit what they thought was a completed new record and make some tweaks as they see fit.

"It was really disappointing to have to hold the record and postpone the tour, but doctor's orders," he continued. "We may or may not [release the album], depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear ... I was just talking to Adam [Horovitz, AD Rock] and Mike [Diamond, Mike D] today on the phone and we were talking about working on it a bit. We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and reevaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it."

Take your time and feel better, Mr. MCA.