Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell had a recent interview with ‘Pat’s Soundbytes Unplugged – Podcast Radio Show’ and talked about Def Leppard’s new album, days with DIO, Rock Hall with Def Leppard.
Campbell also revealed that being diagnosed as cancer in 2013 has made him a better musician.
Here is his statement:
“Obviously, it’s very shocking when you get a cancer diagnosis at first. And I thought about the future, and I thought, ‘Okay, assuming I survive this, will I be able to still continue and go on stage and play?’ And it’s interesting what you first think about.
One of the first things I thought about was, ‘My hair’s gonna fall out from chemotherapy. I’m gonna need a wig. I can’t go on stage [without my hair].’ It’s funny how we let these things define us.
So I went and I paid a lot of money to a very, very good theatrical wigmaker here in Los Angeles. So, a few months later, my hair was falling out and I went to see the wig guy, and he made the wig. And I put it on, and it was so good, there was no way you could tell it wasn’t my hair.
But in a way, having no hair and letting go of all of that and all of the ego and all of the vanity and anything that is associated with it, the appearance, is that it really was liberating; it really opened up my soul as a musician and it’s made me a better guitar player as a result.”
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