Dickinson opens up on cancer battle
World exclusive: Iron Maiden frontman says he felt like his “own science project” while fighting disease
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has spoken exclusively to Metal Hammer about his battle with cancer.
Dickinson tells Metal Hammer: “You end up with the metabolism of a hummingbird during this treatment because you’re being cooked from the inside out. But your body’s also trying to heal itself rapidly, and it goes into overdrive.
“I think that’s one reason why you lose weight. It’s simply because your system is banging away and then eventually it all dropped back down to normal.
"It’s fascinating. Basically, I am my own science project.”
The full interview with the singer will feature in issue 274 of Metal Hammer, which is out tomorrow. Iron Maiden are the cover stars and the edition will include world exclusive interviews with every member of the band.