June 10, 2013 11:32 am
Updated: June 10, 2013 11:35 am

Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell says he has cancer

Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard.

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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, including a July 10 stop in Calgary and July 13 show in Quebec City.

The Irish rocker has two daughters with ex-wife Julie Campbell.

Campbell also played in the bands Dio, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy.

– with files by Global News.

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