Iron Maiden's Current and Future Plans Are On Hold While Bruce Dickinson Recovers
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:31:28
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy after doctors discovered a tumor on his tongue. He kept the news close to the vest while being treated.
The band's current and future plans are on hold while he recovers, understandably so, since health comes first, and band manager Rod Smallwood let fans know that the band does not and will not move forward sans their singer and pilot.
Dickinson is a commercial pilot who flies the band to shows and even had it documented on DVD!
Smallwood posted a note which read as follows: "Bruce has asked me to thank everyone for their tremendous support and kind wishes... 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 our 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."
Get better, Bruce! We are praying for you.
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