More sad news to report today as Mastodon, who recently cancelled their tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to “a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family,” have officially revealed that their longtime manager Nick John has pancreatic cancer.
Mastodon lead guitarist and vocalist Brent Hinds broke the news on social media, posting the above photo and writing the following:
“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.💔”
Mastodon drummer drummer Brann Dailor posted a message/photo of his own:
“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.”
Our thoughts go out to Nick John and Mastodon.