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Def Leppard Guitarist Receiving Treatment for Hodgkin's
Campbell, who had previously played in Dio and Whitesnake, among other bands, says he had a "cough that wouldn't quit" which alerted him to see a doctor.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that fewer than 10,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Hodgkin's annually.
At 50, Campbell is a bit on the older side for such a diagnosis, as about 60 percent of Hodgkin's diagnoses are made in people under the age of 45.
The guitarist made the announcement on Def Leppard's Facebook page, making light of the situation:
The reason I’m sharing this with you is because, despite cancer and chemo, me and my new aerodynamic hairstyle (read: no hair) are going on tour this summer with the band and I don’t want anyone to be so shocked by my new look that they ask for a refund. Simple economics, really.