Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson undergoes treatment for cancer

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Iron Maiden have released a statement revealing that frontman Bruce Dickinson has been treated for cancer.

The 56 year old has undergone a 7 week course of chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.

Say Iron Maiden: “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.”

We wish Bruce a speedy recovery!

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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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