Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson given ‘all clear’ from cancer by doctors

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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been given the all clear from cancer by his doctors.

The singer underwent a course of treatment earlier this year after a tumour was found on his tongue, resulting in ‘Maiden’s plans for their 16th studio album being put on hold.

Following a recent MRI scan, Dickinson has now been given a clean bill of health.

Says Dickinson in a statement: I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome.

“It’s been tough on my family and in many ways it was harder for them than me.

“I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me.

He continues: “Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood has said that the band will not play any live shows this year in order to allow Bruce to get back to full strength. He has confirmed, however, that work on the final touches to the new album will now get back underway.

“For now, the focus will be on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album and that is what we will be concentrating on over the coming weeks. The release however will definitely be this year,” he says.

“Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

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Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler makes full recovery

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Saxon’s Nigel Glockler has been given the all clear following brain surgery late last year.

The drummer collapsed during Saxon’s December tour and was diagnosed as having an aneurysm. He underwent two surgical procedures in hospital following his admission.

Glockler was sent home in January to recuperate and now reports: “The neurosurgeons have informed me that I have made a 100% recovery, and there is zero damage at all from the aneurysm – mainly due to the part of the brain it was located in.

“This means I am okay to get back to work, but I’m told to ease back into it in my own timeframe.

“To that end I’ve started to work on getting my stamina back up, and I look forward to being back full-time very soon. Thank you for your support and well-wishes.”

Saxon are set to play two concerts in The Netherlands in April, join Armored Saint for a US tour in May and then return to play a set at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales in November.

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