Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson has been receiving treatment for a small cancerous tumor found at the back of his tongue.
Dickinson was diagnosed shortly before Christmas last year during a routine checkup. He has just completed a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.
The band revealed the news via its website.
“As the tumor was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good,” the statement read.
“Bruce’s medical team fully expect him to make a complete recovery with the all clear envisaged by late May.”
Iron Maiden completed a three-year world tour last July at the Sonisphere Festival. While onstage, Dickinson suggested that a new album could be coming.
An update on his progress is expected at the end of May.