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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will rejoin tour

Published 24/06/2015

Treatment: Vivian Campbell
Treatment: Vivian Campbell

Cancer will not stop Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell from rocking out with band.

Campbell, originally from Co Antrim, is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer.

The guitarist's publicist confirmed today that doctors have given him a treatment which will allow him to avoid radiation and join his band's tour in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday.

"So, so happy to report that I've dodged the bullet of radiation," the 52-year-old posted on his Facebook page.

"I was due to start a course that would have sidelined me for most of the first leg of the US tour, but my brilliant doctors have steered me towards an alternative course of treatment that will enable me to rejoin the tour."

Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013.

Def Leppard have announced tour dates until January 2016.

So, so happy to report that I've dodged the bullet of radiation. I was due to start a course that would have sidelined...

Posted by Vivian Campbell on Monday, 22 June 2015

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