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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell says he has cancer

In a May 25, 2006, file photo Vivian Campbell, left, and Phil Collen, right, of rock group Def Leppard perform in Las Vegas. In a statement Monday, June 10, 2013, Campbell reveals he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has been in chemotherapy for two months, with four months to go. (Associated Press file photo)
In a May 25, 2006, file photo Vivian Campbell, left, and Phil Collen, right, of rock group Def Leppard perform in Las Vegas. In a statement Monday, June 10, 2013, Campbell reveals he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has been in chemotherapy for two months, with four months to go. (Associated Press file photo)
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Monday, June 10, 2013 01:45 pm
NEW YORK — Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says he is being treated for cancer.In a statement Monday, the 50-year-old says he has Hodgkin lymphoma and has been in chemotherapy for two months, with four months of treatment remaining.

Says Campbell: "I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of 'the cough that wouldn't quit.'"

Campbell says he still plans to hit the road this summer with Def Leppard. The first show is at the Hellfest music festival in France on June 21. The tour wraps up July 17 in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Campbell also played in the bands Dio and Thin Lizzy.

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