The Maine's Kennedy Brock has revealed that during the recording process for American Candy, he underwent a successful surgery to remove a tumor on his thoracic spine. Since then, it has been classified as benign and he is still planning on touring this spring. You read a statement from Brock and check out a picture of him in the hospital below.

What are the Maine doing in the desert?

The Maine are set to release their fifth album, American Candy, this spring. They will also be headlining the American Candy Tour alongside Real Friends and Knuckle Puck.

During our time recording American Candy, a tumor was found on my thoracic spine. I went through a tricky surgery to remove it, but everything went as good as humanly possible and it has since been classified as benign. I am currently healthy and free of my unwanted friend, but still very sore and healing. I am writing to request that everyone please be gentle, with hugs and such, while hanging out with me over the next few months. I love you all and couldn't be happier to be seeing you all again soon! #AMERICANCANDY #8123 #Nigelthetumor 

-Kennedy