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Bruce Dickinson receiving cancer treatment

By | Published on Friday 20 February 2015

Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has just completed a seven week course of cancer treatment after a tumour was discovered on his tongue, it has been revealed. The cancer was discovered early and Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery, though he will be standing down from any Maiden duties until at least the summer.

The band said in a statement: “Just before Christmas, Bruce 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 course of chemotherapy and radiology was completed yesterday”.

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

And in conclusion: “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”.