Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson recovering from cancer treatment
Iron Maiden has dropped the news that frontman Bruce Dickinson has been undergoing treatment for cancer. According to a post on the band’s official website, Dickinson has been treated for a cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue, and the prognosis is very good. He will continue his treatment for the next few months, and according to the band, is expected to make a complete recovery in late May.
Here’s the full post from the band:
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 tumor at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday. As the tumor 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 had been planning to tour this year, and even release a new album, so no word on whether this situation will change those plans. The staff at Audio Ink Radio wishes Dickinson a quick and full recovery.