Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke in an interview with and revealed the stories about how he beat throat cancer.

He also explained that his cancer battle inspired him to get involved in more projects Here’s statement:

“Yeah, perhaps subconsciously; it’s not a conscious thing. Even before I was diagnosed, I had several projects on the go. And then, when I diagnosed with cancer, I was, like, ‘Oh, no. Really? You’re kidding me.’ And there was half of me that was, like, ‘Well, I suppose you might die, but chances are that you won’t.

But what a pain in the ass this cancer is.‘ [Laughs] ‘All these things need doing.’ There was a lot of closure on a lot of things I wanted to accomplish, and I thought, ‘Well, I can’t do it,’ because, yeah, I’m sick, but even so, you still can’t do it in nine months — some of these things were long-term projects.

So I just had to settle down and go, ‘I’m not gonna give up on these things. I’m just gonna have to put myself in the deep freeze a little bit for a few months whilst I nail this thing.’ I was assuming, kind of, that I probably would, but on the other hand, there’s also the possibility that you might not.

And also, the treatment is pretty aggressive. So hopefully you come out the other side of the treatment in reasonable shape; you don’t know. I mean, I know some guys who’ve had exactly the same cancer as me who’ve had pretty much exactly the same treatment as me, and yeah, they got rid of the cancer, but their bodies responded very differently to mine, and there was some really quite unpleasant side effects, which I’ve been really lucky that I managed to sidestep the worst of them — in terms of long-term worst of them.”

You can watch the entire interview from below.