Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson recently talked about his way of battling cancer during his ‘An Evening With Bruce Dickinson’ show.
Back in late 2014, Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with throat cancer. In 2015, he underwent seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the cancerous tumor found at the back of his tongue discovered in the early stages. On May 15, 2015, he was given the all-clear following the treatment.
This year, in 2022, Dickinson brought his one-person show named ‘An Evening With Bruce Dickinson’ to North America. Starting from January 17 and ending on March 30, the show features storytelling, acapella singing, and a question and answer session with the audience. During the recent show, he responded to questions from the fans yet again.
One of these questions was Dickinson’s advice about battling against cancer. As a response, Dickinson revealed his way of dealing with cancer. The musician said that he embraced his treatment and tried to get to know how things work during the process.
Moreover, Dickinson highlighted again that embracing the treatment is the best way to battle the disease, and the new therapies are pretty successful and effective. He then claimed that half of the people will eventually get cancer, and it’s not a death sentence in today’s circumstances.
Here is how Bruce Dickinson revealed the way he dealt with cancer:
“Here’s the way I dealt with it… And people will deal with it in different ways. I embraced the treatment. So I went along to see the big radiation machine and I said, ‘Okay, how does this work then? What does it do? And how much are you giving me and where? And how are you making a difference between this one and this one and this one? And you can do what with it? Wow, that’s really cool. That’s amazing. It’s insane, the technology.”
He then continued:
“I would say embrace the treatment and always remember the likelihood… I don’t know what your cancer is. I don’t know the individual circumstances. I’m not a doctor, so I’m not gonna make any predictions. I can’t do anything like that, nor would I, ’cause it’s very private.
But I have to say that the therapies that people are coming up with now are so on the edge and successful that you really do stand a very good chance. ‘Cause half of us are gonna get cancer, and it’s not a death sentence anymore, and you can deal with it.
And the things they have to do to your body to get rid of it are getting better and better and better as we go down the line. They did some nasty things to my body. I’m lucky I’m completely clear of it and everything.”
Below, you can watch footage from the An Evening With Bruce Dickinson show.