Watch Dickinson Talk About His Recovery


In a recent radio interview Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke about his recent recovery from cancer. It was suggested that it may have been caused by the sexually transmitted HPV virus.

Dickinson contracted cancer at the back of his tongue, for which he was treated with seven weeks of chemotherapy. Thankfully he was given the all clear back in May and was able to record a new album with Iron Maiden.

“The thing about the HPV virus is people don’t know a great deal about it,” Dickinson told Jim Norton on Opie Radio’s show. Later he added “I don’t mean to be flippant or anything, but you would expect lesbians to have a higher incidence of it. But no, there’s is 25% less than in men. It seems to be something that affects men.”

It seems that he defintley did a lot of research into the topic saying “There are 150 or so strains of HPV virus, but only a couple you’re interested in. 80% of us have been exposed to it, and you can’t get rid of it. It comes and it goes. For some reason, and nobody knows why, in guys over 40 it can persist.”

You can watch the interview in full with Bruce Dickinson down below.


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