Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has issued an update on his ongoing battle with cancer.
Following the band’s summer tour of North America with KISS, Campbell was to undergo a stem cell transplant in an attempt to fight his Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
“Home...So glad that's over,” he posted on Tuesday. “Time to recover/recuperate and grow some hair. Thanks for all the love you've sent - much appreciated! Normal service will be resumed shortly.”
Campbell has been keeping fans updated on his fight since first being diagnosed last year.
“As many of you know, I’ve been scheduled to start a stem cell transplant and as soon as I got home from tour I began the necessary tests and preparations,” shared Campbell prior to the surgery. “I’ll be admitted to hospital soon for all the yucky bits, so in the meantime I’m headed to Target to stock up on cozy pajamas, fresh underwear, and a sackful of car-porn.”
“While I can’t say that I’m looking forward to the process ahead, I’m very much looking forward to what I feel will be a most successful outcome,” he added at the time. “Next year will be very busy for Def Leppard with a new album and a world tour, and frankly, I don’t think they would sound as loud without me, so I have no intention of letting the team down! See you all (with hair!) in 2015.”
Def Leppard recently added Trixter guitarist Steve Brown to the lineup for a few scheduled shows while Campbell was in hospital.
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