Get Updates/News. Updates/News by RSS Feed. Updates/News by Email. Get The Community Toolbar. Get The Community Toolbar.
Def Leppard Tour History Fan Archive.
Vivian Campbell Shares A Health Update With Fans

Saturday, 20th June 2015

Vivian Campbell 2013.
Las Vegas, NV April 2013

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has shared a new update on his health with fans via his facebook account.

Unfortunately he has said that the Hodgkin's Lymphoma which has has been battling against since March 2013 has returned again.

As you know Vivian underwent chemotherapy treatment in and around the Summer Tour 2013 and had initially appeared to be free of the disease.

In early 2014 a routine test showed that it had returned or not been fully dealt with by chemo alone.

Vivian then did more chemo and still toured throughout the summer of 2014 in the USA with KISS. He later missed the four shows and an appearance at Wembley Stadium in England to have stem cell treatment in October 2014 in California.

Since then it had been thought that once again he was cancer free. However he has now given the update which can be read below.

His message indicates he will miss some upcoming shows but no announcement or details about that have been given as yet.

Trixter guitarist Steve Brown filled in for the NFL show and four US shows in Sep/Oct/Nov last year. He is likely to stand in again.

Feel free to send Vivian your best wishes via his facebook profile linked below.

Vivian Campbell - 20th June 2015 facebook Quote

"I'm saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I'm beyond consolation that it's return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while.

I'm still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon.

My apologies."