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Best Wishes To Vivian Campbell 

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has announced he has Hodgkin's lymphoma. Campbell made the announcement via his Facebook page, citing a constant cough as a warning sign to get checked out.

Campbell is in the middle of chemo but will tour with Def Leppard later this summer.

I know I speak for everyone here when I say I hope Vivian gets well soon. Cancer is no joke and my best to him and the rest of Def Lep.


Reader Comments (5)

Always hate reading about a "cough" or some normal malady takes you in and BAM, life changer. As with any treatment, early detection will be the key.

Talented musician with a great band. Was very nice and cordial the only time I've ever spoken to him. Get well soon !!!

BTW - last Tuesday (June 4th) got to finally, finally see Rival Sons live. Completely and utterly ROCKED. Spot the F* on !!! Awesome voice !!! Sad it was in the downstairs bar of a really nice club, but then again... that makes it unique.

Pressure and Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shMHWdoSsrQ

Keep on Swinging:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-aPDtZOnCE
June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Get well, Viv. We know you can win this battle!

If any of you out there want to check out an underrated gem from Vivian, look up the self-titled Shadow King CD that was released in 1991. His guitar work on that disc was just as amazing as Lou Gramm's vocals on every track. Melodic rock at its best!
June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDustin
Dustin, I will look for "Shadow King." After that watching commendable cover of Purple Haze; I would love to hear Campbell with Lou Gramm.

It always makes me sad when anybody in his or her prime gets hit with a horrible accident or decease. Hoping for the best possible outcome.
June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSean
let's remember sean...cancer, thankfully, is no longer the "death sentence" that it was when we were growing up. Vivian has annouced that he's still touring with DL this summer, but he doeasn't want to "scare" anybody by his appearance. Given his statement, I'm sure that he will beat this awful disease and rock our world for many years to come. I'm optimistic. kick some cancer ass, viv; and then kick ours! we're here...were waiting!
June 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
God Bless and Godspeed, Viv! Not only is Campbell's guitar wizardry (the guy is fast!) amazing on Shadow King, but let's not forget his stint in DIO from '82-'86, which I actually think was his pinnacle.

Aside from Lep, DIO and Shadowking, Campbell also had a successful stint in Riverdogs and Whitesnake.
June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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