Thursday, February 19, 2015

Iron Maiden singer undergoes cancer treatment

Iron Maiden have revealed that singer Bruce Dickinson is recovering following recent cancer treatments.

“Just before Christmas, Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up,” said the band in a released statement. “This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday.”

“As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good. Bruce’s medical team fully expect him to make a complete recovery with the all clear envisaged by late May. It will then take a further few months for Bruce to get back to full fitness.”

“In the meantime we would ask for your patience, understanding and respect for Bruce and his family’s privacy until we update everyone by the end of May. Bruce is doing very well considering the circumstances and the whole team are very positive.”

Iron Maiden have been off the road since they wrapped up their Maiden England world tour last summer.

There’s speculation the band have been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2010’s “The Final Frontier.”

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