As you all know, it was announced recently that Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor that was found on his tongue. Long time band manager Rod Smallwood released the following statement this morning as a message to the fans from Bruce himself:
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 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.
As I said before, we here at the Great Southern Brainfart send nothing but the best of vibes and positive thoughts to Bruce, his family, and the band. This is a hard time for everyone involved and we can only hope for a speedy and healthy recovery. Hang in there Bruce! We still need ya here.