Taboo , the multi-Grammy Award winning artist and founder of the Black Eyed Peas  revealed today on the television show "The Doctors"  and on People Magazine his truly inspiring and never before told story of beating cancer.

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.

“It all started with a pain in my back and abdomen,” Taboo told People Magazine. “I was so busy working that I wasn’t worried about it, but I went to the emergency room to get checked out.” After he was informed that he had stage 2 testicular cancer, Taboo underwent surgery and a rigorous regimen of chemotherapy five days a week for 12 weeks.

“The very next day I went into surgery to have the ‘mother ship’ removed. But my fight had just begun,” says the recording artist, who was diagnosed in June 2014. “My family and the group were all in shock, but instantly reached out to a great doctor who helped me figure out a treatment plan. I was racing against the clock.”

Taboo After going through a scary cancer battle, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas wants to help people going through a similar situation. Courtesy Photo

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.

“There were times that I wanted to give up, but I became inspired by sports figures who have gone through similar battles. I began channeling my energy into the thing that keeps me alive and spirited: music,” he says. “I wanted to share my story and inspire others like those who had inspired me.”

That’s why he wrote “The Fight,” an anthem of survivorship that was inspired and written during his personal experience fighting cancer and was just released today. The single can be heard at

Because his aim is to help bring awareness, prevention, early diagnosis, and inspiration to people going through a similar situation, Taboo, who was born Jaime Luis Gomez, has become 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, and f or every download of the song “The Fight” through December 2017, 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.