Bruce Dickinson ‘bounces back’ from cancer
3 July 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has said he is healing well since being treated for cancer earlier this year.
The singer was diagnosed last year after two tumours – including one the size of a golf ball – were found at the back of his tongue.
“You can imagine to get rid of that with radiation – the inside of my head has been cooked pretty effectively,” he told the BBC.
He added although his voice was fine, it will take a while “to heal up”.
“I can sing, I can talk – I haven’t gone out and done the equivalent of trying to run 100 metres in the same way I used to sing before,” he told the BBC’s Colin Paterson.
“I only finished coming out of treatment two months ago and the doctor said it will take a year to be better.
“We’ve beaten that by about six months so far, but I’m not going to push things to prove a point.”
Iron Maiden said they would not perform as a group until next year
Iron Maiden announced in May the band would not be touring or playing any shows until next year when Dickinson will be “back to full strength”.
The singer said since he was given the all clear by doctors, he was now “looking forward to having a bit of a knees up” because “it’s a good excuse to celebrate a wonderful thing”.
“I’ve been through what a load of people go through every day,” he said.
“There’s thousands of people every day in the UK and around the world who have treatment …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment