Guitarist for Def Leppard, and former guitarist for Ronnie James Dio and Whitesnake, Vivian Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, plans on receiving a stem-cell transplant after a summer tour with Kiss.
In an interview with the Daily Herald Campbell stated he has been battling the disease since last year with a “high-tech” chemo treatment.
“At least I have health insurance,” he joked with the Herald. He also stated his best form of therapy has been playing on stage every night.
According to Cancercenter.com Campbell’s high-dose chemotherapy is the first step. Stem-cells are taken from the patient’s body blood, harvested, frozen and then stored until the chemotherapy is finished. The stem-cells are then given back to the patient intravenously, to travel to the bone marrow and produce healthy new blood cells.
Def Leppard will be out on
Image Credit: INFevents.com