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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bruce Dickinson feared for his voice after fighting cancer

Current Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson worried about the future of his voice after fighting cancer.
In 2014, the band released their 16th studio album, The Book of Souls. Unfortunately, touring for the Mayan-themed album was postponed because of Bruce's cancer diagnosis. He had to take ten months off for recovery and treatment

"I was pinching myself for the first shows back, because none of us knew how it was going to sound, my voice. Unquestionably there were some things that had changed and it was difficult. There were so many things that were uncertain. You just had to open your gob and see what came out – if a bag of spanners fell out you’d think, 'Oh s—.'" he told British metal magazine Kerrang!

When he first received his cancer diagnosis, Dickinson admits to going through a bout of depression before finally deciding to take the bull by the horns and face it head on. He says "I turned down things like feeding tubes. They wanted to put bloody pipes and holes in me. I went, 'Nah, I’m not going to do that. I will feed myself somehow.' I thought, 'Let’s just get stuck into things as quickly as possible, and if it doesn’t work I’ll have to make another plan. I was very lucky I didn’t lose a catastrophic amount of weight, as a lot of people do. You can feel sorry for yourself, and I went through a phase of that. But I thought, 'There’s no point in assuming I’m going to get a bad result here'".

While their singer was taking care of his cancer situation, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harrist was becoming aware quickly and even admitted publicly the band can't go on forever. But they are taking careful steps to keep retirement at bay, especially the band's lively drummer, Nicko McBrain

Steve Harris had this to say. "It’s got to happen at some point, but I don’t really want to think about it. We’re not getting any younger. Lo and behold, after all these years Nicko’s given up drinking. He gave up about 18 months ago. He’s better for it – I think everyone’s thinking that they want to go on longer, and are doing whatever they think is necessary to do that." Even if Maiden ended tomorrow, he said he wouldn't want to be "pottering about the garden. If I’m able I’d still do some gigs with British Lion, and I would still like to record".

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