Let’s hop in our TARDIS and go back a few years in time, shall we? The year is 1992. Def Leppard is a very well established and respected rock outlet. The main source os noise behind their powerhouse sound? Guitarist, Vivian Campbell. Healthy, happy, and continuing to live out his rock and roll dream in arguably, one of the most famous rock bands to have ever performed. Let’s fast forward to 2013, now.
The Associated Press has reported that Def Leppard guitarist and ex guitarist of Thin Lizzy, 50 year old Vivian Campbell, has to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for six months. He has two months already under his belt at this time.
Campbell released a statement saying, "I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of ‘the cough that wouldn’t quit,’" Had it not, he may not have caught onto the cancer in time.
Regardless of his diagnosis, he plans on embarking on a tour with Def Leppard this summer. He is able to live out his dream of being a rock and roll icon.
We wish him a speedy recovery!