Iron Maiden have confirmed that frontman, Bruce Dickinson, is battling cancer.
After a tumour was discovered in his tongue, Dickinson has just completed a seven week course of treatment. In a statement, Iron Maiden said “just before Christmas, Bruce 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 course of chemotherapy and radiology was completed yesterday.”
The band have asked for fans “patience, understanding and respect” and state more information will be provided in May.
Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery and he will be concentrating fully on his health until the middle of 2015.