Switchfoot's Jerome Fontamillas announced he is officially cancer free after undergoing surgery to remove a recently discovered cancer on one of his kidneys.
"7 days ago, I stood at a precipice. 7 days ago, I looked straight at the storm," Fontamillas said in a recent update on social media. "But I wasn’t alone. You guys were with me. Thank you for each and every one of your prayers. I’m so grateful for you guys. Today I can say I am free from cancer. Today I can begin to live life WELL again. #hopeistheanthem #letithappen".
At the time of the cancer announcement, Fontamillas shared an emotional message with Switchfoot fans: “I wanted to tell this community firsthand what is going on. It’s hard to think about being on the sidelines while we release this album. But the songs have meant so much to me, even through this experience. We’ve been through so much as a band. This is just one more mountain to climb, one more storm to weather. I know we’ll get to the other side. And I look forward to having more reasons to be thankful when all of this is behind us. We will give you an update when we have news to tell you. Thanks again for years of love and support. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, we look forward to telling you some good news in the near future."