Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was talking on Sirius-XM and discussed his recent bout with tongue cancer. The 56-year-old is cancer free now but says he may have developed cancer from too much oral sex.
“It comes and it goes. For some reason, and nobody knows why, in guys over 40 it can persist. The (HPV) virus leaves behind a little genetic code, that starts off the cancer.”
“HPV — human papilloma virus. They all are. I’m almost willing to bet, anytime you hear about somebody who gets tonsil cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, whatever it is, if they’re not heavy smokers and they’re not massive, heavy drinkers, it’s almost inevitably [HPV].”
— Loudwire (@Loudwire) September 3, 2015
Dickinson was given the all clear for the cancer back in May. Iron Maiden’s Book of Souls is out on Friday. An extensive world tour is in the works and Canada is slotted in for April 2016.
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) September 3, 2015