Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell will be forced to miss the opening dates of the band’s summer North American tour after revealing that he is once again battling cancer. “I’m saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I’m beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while,” Campbell wrote on Facebook. “I’m still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon.”
Campbell announced two years ago that he was undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma, which he later said he was until recently in remission, but in a statement released June 20 the he says the lymphoma that the guitarist has been battling for two years has returned.
This rough news comes just before his band’s three and a half month tour is set to start, and his announcement indicates he will be sidelined for an undisclosed period of time.
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