For those who don’t know, Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson recently shocked the world with the news of his cancer. Doctors found a cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue, for which Dickinson has already gone through the radiology and chemotherapy. Currently, he is recovering, but still has pain and discomfort. Maiden’s band manager, Rob Smallwood, posted the following statement to the band’s Facebook page yesterday:
Bruce has asked me to thank everyone for their tremendous support and kind wishes. He has been extremely touched and encouraged by the genuine and affectionate response from our global family of Maiden fans.
Radiology is cumulative and continues to build in the body for around three weeks after treatment, so even though Bruce’s seven week course is completed, he’s had a long period of considerable pain and discomfort. He is happily now starting to recuperate and the pain will continue to abate and the swelling to reduce for the next couple of months at which time he will be able take an MRI scan. It is not until then that we will have full confirmation that the cancer has been completely destroyed. However prognosis continues to be extremely good and everyone is optimistic for a full recovery. Following the scan, we will officially update you on this website at the appropriate time, probably in late May.
After that, it will take a few more months for Bruce to get back to full fitness. Naturally the rest of the band are totally supportive and Maiden’s plans will be determined by Bruce’s progress.
Please continue your positive thoughts. They are very much appreciated.
Here atwe want to show our love and support for Bruce and wish him a safe and speedy recovery. Nobody should ever have to go through this battle. Get well soon Mr. Dickinson.