Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell has cancer

2013-06-11 15:44
 
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New York - Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he is being treated for cancer.

In a statement on Monday, the 50-year-old says he has Hodgkin's lymphoma and has been in chemotherapy for two months, with four months of treatment remaining.

Says Campbell: "I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of 'the cough that wouldn't quit.'"

Campbell says he still plans to hit the road this summer with Def Leppard. The first show is at the Hellfest music festival in France on 21 June. The tour wraps up 17 July in Canandaigua, New York.

Campbell also played in the bands Dio and Thin Lizzy.

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