Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson expected to make full recovery following cancer diagnosis

Frontman receiving treatement after doctors discovered a tumour on his tongue

Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson has been diagnosed with cancer after doctors discovered a tumour on the frontman’s tongue.

Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery as he completes a seven-week treatment programme for the tumour. A statement posted on the band’s official website explained the background to Dickinson’s diagnosis.

The statement reads: “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. Bruce is doing very well considering thecircumstances and the whole team are very positive.”

Further information is due to be announced in May.