Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Believes Sex Virus Caused His Cancer
Dickinson made the revelation during a Sirius-XM interview where he said, (via Ultimate Classic Rock, "It's a virus - HPV, human papilloma virus. They all are. I'm almost willing to bet, anytime you hear about somebody who gets tonsil cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, whatever it is, if they're not heavy smokers and they're not massive, heavy drinkers, it's almost inevitably [HPV]."
He continued, "There's a five hundred percent increase in this type of cancer in men over 40 - five hundred percent increase. It's massive. It's the same virus that causes cervical cancer. The diagnosis is the same. It's the same words they use.
He went on to address the fact that some people have already discounted a similar claim made by actor Michael Douglas about the cause of his cancer, "everybody makes the jokes about Michael Douglas, 'cause he was having oral sex and it's just, like, okay, we need to get over that one, guys, because this is kind of serious. There's hundreds of thousands of people at risk for this."