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Vivian Campbell Intends To Stick Around Despite Health Issues

Monday, 14th March 2016

Vivian Campbell 2016.
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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Ronan McGreevy and detailed his health battles over the past few years.

Vivian was interview for The Irish Times to promote the new Last In Line album Heavy Crown.

As well as speaking about Jimmy Bain's death he spoke in great detail about his Hodgkin's Lymphoma and how he has dealt with it from the early symptoms, the diagnosis in 2013 and his current treatment.

He also spoke of his worst on stage moment at the 8th July 2014 show in Los Angeles, CA during the summer tour with KISS.

Many thanks to Ronan.

The Irish Times - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

2014 Los Angeles Show

"I donít remember a thing about that show, but I do know we had to cut out a few of the songs as I sing a lot of the high parts and there was no way I was going to reach those notes that night. Iíve no idea how we got through it, but somehow we did."

Dealing With The Illness

"Cancer is such an insidious disease that takes many forms, but I intend to stick around for quite a while yet. I have many more boxes to tick and many, many more notes to coax out of my Les Paul guitar."

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