New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert diagnosed with tumor in his spine

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory
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Chad Gilbert – guitarist of Florida pop-punk stalwarts New Found Glory – has been diagnosed with a tumor in his spine.

The news comes after Gilbert was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma – a rare kind of tumor that develops in the adrenal glands – in December 2021, and subsequently received successful surgery to remove it. He was declared “cancer-free” in January.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.