Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson bat­tling can­cer, band con­firm

THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - The Essential -

Iron Maiden front­man Bruce Dickinson is cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment for can­cer, the band have con­firmed. Dickinson, who is 56 years old, has just com­pleted a seven-week course of treat­ment af­ter a tu­mour was dis­cov­ered on his tongue. He is ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery. The band have is­sued a state­ment, which reads as fol­lows: ”Just be­fore Christ­mas, Maiden vo­cal­ist Bruce Dickinson vis­ited his doc­tor for a rou­tine check-up. 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.” They con­tinue: ”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 cur­rently do not have any tour dates sched­uled. They com­pleted an ex­ten­sive world trek in 2014, which in­cluded a head­line slot at Son­i­sphere Fes­ti­val. The band’s last al­bum The Fi­nal Fron­tier was re­leased in 2010. You can pre­view it on the right of the page.

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