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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Has Been Given The ‘All Clear’ On Cancer

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been battling tongue cancer since February and has now shared the good news that following a recent MRI scan, doctors have now given him the “all-clear”.

“I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome,” the singer wrote on the band’s website. He also expressed his gratitude towards his family, saying the ordeal had been tougher on them than him.

“I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me,” he added.

“Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

Iron Maiden’s manager Rod Smallwood added that the band are “delighted” by Dickinson’s prognosis, but that “it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength”.

“Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.”

Smallwood noted that Iron Maiden will continue to work on putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, which, he said, will “definitely” come out this year.

“I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

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