Just before the beginning of 2015, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson got the news that he had a small cancerous tumor on the back of his tongue. In the time since, he has completed a seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatments and has begun the recovery process.

The band and their manager have been very good about keeping fans up to date on the progress of the singer. Drummer Nicko McBrain revealed that the group had finished recording their next album, but would wait until Dickinson was better before making plans to release it.

Meanwhile, the band's manager Rod Smallwood went into greater detail about what Dickinson has gone through and the optimism that surrounded his recovery process.

Now comes more info on Dickinson's status courtesy of the band's Facebook page. Check out the post below.

Over the last few days, Bruce has been to see his specialists and following examinations, including visual, we’re delighted to update everyone that the situation remains extremely optimistic for a full recovery. We will still not have final confirmation that the cancer has been completely eradicated until Bruce can have an MRI scan in May, as previously advised in Rod’s recent message to the fans on this site, and the period to full recovery will continue for a few months yet.

Typically Bruce’s immediate reaction to the specialists’ good news was to be as active as feasibly possible, taking in a couple of visits to the Maiden office, one to the Hybrid Air Vehicle hangar to see latest progress, and a brief trip to his local pub, much to the surprise and delight of all his friends there!

We just wanted to share this latest piece of good news with all Maiden’s fans and, as usual, we’ll continue to keep you all updated officially on Bruce’s progress through ironmaiden.com

We send our best to Dickinson, his family and the band as the singer continues his recovery. Stay tuned to Loudwire as we'll keep you up to date on Dickinson and all things Maiden.

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