Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that he is suffering from cancer. In a statement on Facebook, Campbell explained that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and that he's hopeful of making a full recovery.

"Hodgkin's has an over 80% cure rate," the 50-year-old said in a Facebook post, "so by my reckoning, if you're going to have a cancer, Hodgie's is the one to have!"

"Me and my new aerodynamic hairstyle (read: no hair) are going on tour this summer with the band and I don't want anyone to be so shocked by my new look that they ask for a refund. Simple economics, really," he added.

He concluded: "My family, friends and bandmates have all been extremely supportive through this and I look forward to a summer full of shows with both Def Leppard in June/July and the debut of Last In Line this August."

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