Def Leppard star Vivian Campbell winning cancer battle

Def Leppard star Vivian Campbell winning cancer battle

Def Leppard star Vivian Campbell is wowing pals with his energy and determination. Photo: Associated Press

Def Leppard star Vivian Campbell is wowing pals with his energy and determination as he battles cancer.

The rocker is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but he’s refusing to feel sorry for himself and is already making huge plans for his return when he’s healthy.

Def Leppard are planning a return to Las Vegas for another residency when Campbell is feeling better and veteran drummer Vinnie Appice is hoping their new band Last in Line will hit the festival circuit next summer.

He says, “We were going to play a bunch of festivals but Viv had to take care of himself. When he gets fully better we’ll book more next year.”

But Appice, who has played with Dio and Black Sabbath, admits he’s impressed with his pal’s determination as he fights to get well, adding, “He amazes me. I’ve played with guys going, ‘I’ve got a cold, I can’t go on…,’ but he’s doing chemo, and he’s rocking out. He’s loaded with energy.”

Meanwhile, Campbell assured fans earlier this week (beg19Aug13) that he was winning his battle against cancer – in a post on his page, he wrote, “It’s chemo number 10 today. Only two more left after this, then it’s goodbye cancer, welcome back eyebrows – brilliant!”

Latest Headlines

in Music

Janet Jackson, Chicago, Steve Miller, and NIN among Rock Hall nominees


Cheap Trick, The Smiths, and Chaka Khan are also among those nominated.

in Sports

NFL: More in Europe, and maybe L.A. as well


You are going to see more NFL games played overseas.

in Sports

Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer by FIFA’s ethics body


FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief UEFA Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's global governing body said.

in Sports

PREVIEW: 2015 Presidents Cup


The 2015 President's Cup kicks off in Incheon, South Korea today.

in Sports

Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem


The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.