Metal veteran and Iron Maiden lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on his tongue. The singer has undergone a seven week programmed aimed to treat the tumor was started in the early stages and has lead to the medical team expecting the 56 year old to make a full recovery. Iron Maiden released a statement on their facebook which mentioned that it was “just before Christmas” that the tumour was discovered after Bruce went to his doctors for a routine check up.
We at Rebellious Noise would like to wish Bruce Dickinson a speedy recovery and send our thoughts and prayers to all involved and encourage anyone who is unsure about symptoms to visit a doctor urgently themselves.
The full statement from the band is 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.