After being diagnosed with cancer last month, it appears as though Bruce Dickinson is making a full recovery. Though the Iron Maiden frontman won’t have any solid proof until his MRI results come in May, his doctors remain optimistic that he will have a full recovery. In a statement via the band’s Facebook page, fans were updated on Dickinson’s health:
“Over the last few days, Bruce has been to see his specialists and following examinations, including visual, we’re delighted to update everyone that the situation remains extremely optimistic for a full recovery. We will still not have final confirmation that the cancer has been completely eradicated until Bruce can have an MRI scan in May, as previously advised in Rod’s recent message to the fans on this site, and the period to full recovery will continue for a few months yet. Typically Bruce’s immediate reaction to the specialists’ good news was to be as active as feasibly possible, taking in a couple of visits to the Maiden office, one to the Hybrid Air Vehicle hangar to see latest progress, and a brief trip to his local pub, much to the surprise and delight of all his friends there! We just wanted to share this latest piece of good news with all Maiden’s fans and, as usual, we’ll continue to keep you all updated officially on Bruce’s progress through ironmaiden.com.”
Dickinson, who is known for his wide range of interests, has hosted television documentaries, and his own radio show. He’s also created a successful beer, authored both novels and film scripts, and even competed at fencing.
Since Dickinson’s diagnosis, the band have managed to complete their latest album, making this their sixteenth studio album, though the band plan to wait until Dickinson is “up and running” before releasing it. Whether or not the album was produced by the band’s longtime producer Kevin Shirley, is still unknown, though they have been recently spotted together in Paris. To date, the Grammy award-winning heavy metal band have already sold more than eighty million records worldwide and have played over two thousand live shows. Iron Maiden have earned several awards and are even considered the twenty-fourth greatest rock band of all time by VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
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