Mastodon's Manager Nick John Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Band members have offered messages of support and love.

Mastodon's Manager Nick John Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Last week Mastodon announced they were cancelling their tour with Dinosaur Jr. and Netherlands, citing "a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family". It transpires that their longtime manager Nick John is battling pancreatic cancer.

Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor have both posted on Instagram in support of their friend and manager:

Caption reads:

The most kind and beautiful being is in need of very strong amazing vibes more than a ever ..! My friend and manager @nickjzoso who is mainly responsible for mastodons success has been stricken with pancreatic cancer and has been fighting so hard that he is withering away and taking a little bit of me with him.

Caption reads:

Help send all the power and love of the universe to our dear friend and manager Nick John. I don’t know where Mastodon would be without him. He is absolutely integral to the success we have achieved as a band not to mention one of the best people you’d ever hope to meet. We all deeply love and care for him. Send your love his way. Thank you

Kerrang! would like to send all our love to Nick and the Mastodon camp at this time.

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