Campbell performing with Thin Lizzy in 2011
October 19, 2019 – Def Leppard and Last In Line guitarist Vivian Campbell is recovering from recent back surgery. Campbell was recently a guest on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation” when he discussed the procedure. According to Campbell: “My back is the issue at the moment. I did spine surgery last Wednesday, so I’m sitting here with an ice pack and a back brace on. So I’m a little concerned about that. It’s gonna be difficult for me to do these next couple of weeks’ worth of shows. I’m gonna be moving very slowly. But I know that I can get on stage and I can play guitar and I can sing, so that’s all I need to do. It’ll be the travel in between that’s gonna be extremely uncomfortable.”
Vivian has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last several years. His cancer has been in remission for four years as he has undergone both a stem transplant and experimental drug therapy. We wish Vivian a speedy recovery.
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