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Vivian Campbell Huffington Post Canada Interview

Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by the Huffington Post Canada and discussed being on tour while undergoing treatment for his illness.

Vivian talked about touring this summer with Def Leppard whilst being treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

A gallery of 18 photos from the recent Quebec City show is also included.

Huffington Post Canada - Vivian Campbell Interview Quote

"Hell, I didn't want to miss it. I don't feel like laying at home in bed! But I didn't know at first. You never know how chemo is going to affect you - it affects people in different ways, depending on your cancer, what stage it's at, and what kind of treatment they give you. I told the guys in the band that I'd go as far as four chemo treatments and then I'd make a decision. By [then], I was pretty confident I was going to be able to do this."

"This band has always been a band of survivors. We have the one-armed drummer! You go on stage with Rick Allen every night, and you're reminded of [how to] overcome adversity. I've been with the band for 21 years I replaced the original guitar player, Steve Clark, after he died. Some people say Def Leppard are an unlucky band, but one thing you can say about Def Leppard is we're a resilient bunch."