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IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson Battling Tongue Cancer

Silver lining: He's already undergoing chemotherapy and doctors expect a full recovery.

Silver lining: He's already undergoing chemotherapy and doctors expect a full recovery.

Earlier this morning, Iron Maiden released the following statement:

Bruce Dickinson undergoes cancer treatment

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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.

Well, this is certainly unpleasant isn't it? The silver lining is that the band seem to think that Dickinson will recover but still, cancer is not something to take lightly. Especially with the cancer being of the tongue, and you know, Bruce being a lead singer and all, who knows what damage could be done?

Either way, there is no point to speculate. We'll just be patient and hope the cancer treatment takes. We'll keep you posted with any new info as it develops.

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