Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell's Cancer Has Returned

05/20/2014
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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that despite last fall's declaration that he was "officially in remission" from Hodgkin's lymphoma, the cancer has returned.

Campbell made the revelation during an interview with Palm Beach, Florida radio station Gater 98.7, according to a transcription from Ultimate Classic Rock. The guitarist told the station that the Hodgkin's lymphoma "seems to be, kind of, coming back again."

"But I'm not concerned about it," he added. "I mean, it's just a process. I mean, it always was a little bit touch-and-go. But, you know, it's just a process to get through. I mean, like I said, it's absolutely nothing I'm concerned about, but it's something I need to start the process, I need to get a handle on, so that I am free and clear to tour this summer. So, all good. You know what I mean?"

Def Leppard will be teaming up with KISS to launch a North American coheadlining tour this summer. You can stream the full Gater 98.7 interview with Campbell here.

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