ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society has teamed up with solo artist and Black Eyed Peas member, Taboo, for an opportunity that uses the power of music in the fight against cancer. This morning, Taboo released a new track called The Fight on iTunes and other online music stores and performed it on the Emmy® Award-winning syndicated series, The Doctors. The song is an anthem of survivorship that was inspired by Taboo's personal experience facing testicular cancer, which he announced publicly for the first time today on The Doctors. To help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by cancer, Taboo will donate proceeds from each download to the American Cancer Society. These funds will be used to support cancer research, prevention and early detection efforts, and patient service programs.
Taboo was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2014. After experiencing debilitating pain throughout his body following a performance, he checked into an emergency room. It was there that he ultimately received a stage 2 cancer diagnosis. Taboo underwent surgery and a rigorous regimen of chemotherapy five days a week for 12 weeks. In 2015 he was declared in remission. Since then he has recommitted to healthy living and fitness, including working out daily, dancing, and playing sports with his kids. "To the millions of survivors and caregivers out there who are either facing this disease or adjusting to life after cancer, I want you to know: I'm in the trenches with you. And the American Cancer Society is too," says Taboo. "I'm so proud to release The Fight because it's truly an anthem of survivorship. I want to use this song and my story to inspire and motivate people all over the world to live their best, healthiest lives possible."