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Update On Bruce Dickinson's Health Issued By Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden's co-manager Rod Smallwood issued a statement on the current condition of vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is currently battling cancer which was detected back before Christmas. Unconfirmed reports citing comments from drummer Nicko McBrain seem to indicate that Iron Maiden has completed work on a new studio album and has been in a holding pattern on ramping up the hype and excitement for it while Dickinson recovers.

Smallwood's statement reads: "Bruce has asked me to thank everyone for their tremendous support and kind wishes. He has been extremely touched and encouraged by the genuine and affectionate response from our global family of Maiden fans.

"Radiology is cumulative and continues to build in the body for around three weeks after treatment, so even though Bruce’s seven week course is completed, he’s had a long period of considerable pain and discomfort. He is happily now starting to recuperate and the pain will continue to abate and the swelling to reduce for the next couple of months at which time he will be able take an MRI scan. It is not until then that we will have full confirmation that the cancer has been completely destroyed. However prognosis continues to be extremely good and everyone is optimistic for a full recovery. Following the scan, we will officially update you on our website at the appropriate time, probably in late May.

"After that, it will take a few more months for Bruce to get back to full fitness. Naturally the rest of the band are totally supportive and Maiden’s plans will be determined by Bruce’s progress.

"Please continue your positive thoughts. They are very much appreciated."

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Here's to good health and a good prognosis after the MRI.

Also, I'm not sure if Rod Smallwood is a really good or really bad name for a pr0nstar.

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2. Mike A (Hippie) writes:

Wishing you nothing but the best and for a speedy recovery

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3. hellrat writes:

haha, frikken Junkie :)

I always figured if I'd ever went into porn, my screen name would have been Rock Hardwood ;)

Here's lifting a pint to the air raid siren being back to full health and iron lunged capacity in short order...to the Bruce, up the fvcking irons!!

NP---Aces High

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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rod Smallwood comments on D!ckinson... That has "To Catch a Predator" written all over it.

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