tabooBlack Eyed Peas star Taboo has revealed that he has been fighting testicular cancer.

The Mexican-American artist, real name is Jaime Luis Gomez, candidly opened up about his private battle after being diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in 2014.

“It all started with a pain in my back and abdomen,” he told People. “I was so busy working that I wasn’t worried about it, but I went to the emergency room to get checked out. The very next day I went into surgery to have the ‘mother ship’ removed. But my fight had just begun. My family and the group were all in shock, but will.i.am instantly reached out to a great doctor who helped me figure out a treatment plan. I was racing against the clock.”

Taboo explained how he went through 12 weeks of “intense, aggressive” chemotherapy as part of his treatment.

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