Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell says a "cough that wouldn't quit" has turned out to be cancer. The guitarist had a surgical biopsy on March 11 following several months of coughing that revealed he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he said through a spokesperson on Monday.
Doctors prescribed six months of chemotherapy for the 50-year-old guitarist, who joined Leppard in 1992 after stints in Dio and Whitesnake.
"I'm about 2 months in and feeling rather spiffy, all things considered," he said in a statement. "Hodgkin's has an over 80% cure rate, so by my reckoning, if you're going to have a cancer, Hodgie's is the one to have!"