Bruce Dickinson returns to action

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Iron Maiden frontman had friends and fans worried when he was recently diagnosed for cancer when doctors found a small tumor on the singer’s tongue.

After completing a seven week chemo and radiology treatment, the prognosis is good.

A statement released by the band: “Just before Christmas, Bruce visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies, which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A course of chemotherapy and radiology was completed yesterday.

“As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis is extremely good. Bruce’s medical team expect him to make a complete recovery, with the all-clear expected by late May. It will take a further few months for Bruce to get back to full fitness.”

The band have asked for fans’ “patience, understanding and respect” and say more information will be provided in May.

They add: “Bruce is doing very well considering the circumstances and the whole team are very positive.”

Proof positive are pictures just released on Twitter by @IronMaidenSpain that show Bruce doing some promotional work for Hybrid Air Vehicles. The company recently unveiled the ‘Airlander’, the world’s longest airship.

Of course, Bruce Dickson plans on flying it at some point…

“It seizes my imagination. I want to get in this thing and fly it pole to pole,” he said. ”We’ll fly over the Amazon at 20ft, over some of the world’s greatest cities and stream the whole thing on the internet.”

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If you see this flying over head, know it is piloted by Metal.

If you see this flying over head, know it is piloted by Metal.