Vivian Campbell: diagnosed with cancer, but still touring

Vivian Campbell
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been diagnosed with cancer. Nevertheless, he still plans to tour with the band this summer, even though he will be receiving treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"If you're going to have a cancer, Hodgie's is the one to have," the 50-year-old guitarist joked in a statement. "[It] has an over-80% cure rate." Campbell is already one-third of the way through a six-month chemotherapy scheme and said he is "feeling rather spiffy, all things considered".