Now VIV CAMPBELL is fighting cancer!
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: June 11, 2013 12:09AM

I wish him well...

Campbell reports: “I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of ‘the cough that wouldn’t quit’. Otherwise, how would I have known?

“After several months of trying every inhaler known to man, my doctor finally had me X-rayed. A CAT scan revealed that enlarged lymph nodes were doing wrestling manoeuvres on my windpipe – hence the cough.

“What was causing the enlarged lymph nodes, however, was yet to be determined, so I underwent a surgical biopsy on March 11, the first day of Leppard rehearsals for our Viva Las Vegas shows. Obviously, I didn’t make it to rehearsal that day, but it’s okay; I know the songs by now!”

After Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was diagnosed, Campbell was lined up for half a year’s worth of chemo, which began in April. He says: “I’m feeling rather spiffy, all things considered. Hodgkin’s has an over 80% cure rate – so by my reckoning, if you’re going to have a cancer, Hodgie’s is the one to have!

“The reason I’m sharing this with you is because, despite cancer and chemo, me and my new aerodynamic hairstyle (read: no hair) are going on tour this summer. I don’t want anyone to be so shocked by my new look that they ask for a refund. Simple economics, really.”

Campbell reports his bandmates, along with friends and family, have offered their full support as he continues his health fight. He adds: “I look forward to a summer full of shows with both Def Leppard in June/July, and the debut of Last In Line this August.”

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Now VIV CAMPBELL is fighting cancer!874 Scott 06/11/2013 12:09AM
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Re: Now VIV CAMPBELL is fighting cancer! 371 ROCKDOG 06/11/2013 02:49AM
Re: Now VIV CAMPBELL is fighting cancer! 265 Steve_Roamer 06/11/2013 07:07AM
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