Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Grateful Doctors Let Him Rock Amid Cancer Fight

10/08/2013
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(TeamRock Radio) Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is grateful to his doctor for letting him appear at the band's Las Vegas residency earlier this year even though he'd just been diagnosed with cancer.

He revealed earlier this year he was suffering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but after a course of chemotherapy he's set to make a full recovery. In a new video Campbell tells the Lymphoma Assocation: "I was on tour with Def Leppard in 2011 when I noticed something was amiss. We were in Australia and I got ill. I saw a doctor and got antibiotics, but I had this residual cough.

"The last time we played in England I got ill again, so I knew something was going on with my immune system. When I exerted I noticed I coughed more. It got worse and worse. I was coughing all the time."

He admit he didn't know what to think when he was told what was wrong. "I'd heard of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but I didn't actually know it was cancer," he says.

"They did a bone marrow biopsy and discovered it wasn't advanced, fortunately, so the doctor let me go to Las Vegas and do those shows which was good. The fact I had work to concentrate on was good."

Read more and watch the video interview here.

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