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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoing Treatment For Mouth Cancer

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 19 February 2015 at 14.46

The 56-year-old frontman has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiology treatment for several weeks.

According to a statement from the band, a cancerous tumour was found on the back of Bruce's tongue towards the end of last year.

He finished a course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment yesterday, and the prognosis is optimistic, with Bruce expected to make a full recovery by late May.

The full statement from the band reads as follows:

"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."

Get well soon, Bruce.

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