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Black Eyed Peas Star Taboo Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Debuts New Song

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As revealed on Nov. 15, on the television show "The Doctors" and in PEOPLE Magazine, Taboo, the multi-Grammy Award winning artist and founder of the Black Eyed Peas, his truly inspiring and never before told story of beating cancer, his creative new partnership with the American Cancer Society, and the release today of the single "The Fight," which he wrote during his time fighting off the disease and can be heard at cancer.org/taboo.

Through Taboo's uplifting partnership with the American Cancer Society and by arranging an interview with you, his aim is to help bring awareness, prevention, early diagnosis, and inspiration to those going through similar battles against cancer. 

Taboo's new single out on Nov. 15 is called "The Fight," an anthem of survivorship that was inspired and written during Taboo's personal experience fighting cancer, which he announced publicly for the first time. 

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 specifically 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 here 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. 

As the father of four, Taboo has committed to healthy living and fitness, including a daily regimen of dancing and playing sports with his family.

Now the Latino and Native American star has became a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society (ACS), using his voice to inspire a movement to live healthy and raise funds to fight cancer. 

Once making the decision to partner with the ACS, Taboo embarked on our summer-long journey to better understand the depth and breadth of the organization's work. 

He toured the National Cancer Information Center in Austin, TX, where Trained Cancer Information Specialists are on-hand to provide free information 24 hours a day seven days a week, and visited patients at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Atlanta, a free lodging facility for cancer patients who must travel far from home for treatment. 

Taboo also performed at several Relay For Life events, the largest community fundraising event on the planet. He credits these experiences with helping him make the decision to go public with his personal cancer journey.

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