Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by Jay Conroy of Rock Hard and revealed the latest news about his battle against Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Campbell said that he was so determined to continue working that he refused the guys in Def Leppard about staying home and resting.
Here is his statement:
“I’m very fortunate. I found one of these new wonder drugs that’s been working well for me and holding everything in place. I’ve been doing it almost four years, this particular drug. The hardest part about it, to be honest, is scheduling.
Because I am traveling so much, I’ve got to schedule it in advance, and sometimes I’ve gotta do treatments on the East Coast as opposed to the West Coast. And that requires calling insurance companies and spinning plates.
Over the six or so years I’ve been dealing with cancer, I’ve flown from Singapore all the way to Los Angeles to do a treatment and then flown on to London the next day. Because I had to be in L.A. when I was doing… I was part of a clinical trial for the first two years. I had to be under their roof while I was getting treatment.
So I’ve literally done that — flown back from London all the way to L.A. and done treatment and going back to London that night. It’s been insane — it really has been nuts — but I’m very grateful that my bandmates in Def Leppard cut me a lot of slack with that. “
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