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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson treated for cancer

on February 19, 2015, 1:10pm

Photo by Bruce McMurtrie

Iron Maiden has announced frontman Bruce Dickinson is undergoing cancer treatment for a tumor on his tongue. He is expected to make a full recovery.

According to a statement posted on the band’s website, Dickinson was diagnosed late last year after doctors found the tumor. He has since received chemotherapy and radiology treatment, and seeing as how the cancer was caught in its early stages, the “prognosis thankfully is extremely good.” The band adds, “Bruce’s medical team fully expect him to make a complete recovery with the all clear envisaged by late May.”

Read the full statement below.

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. 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.

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