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JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD Reveals Cancer Battle, Currently In Remission

According to the Judas Priest singer, he was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer during the spring of 2020, and once again earlier this year.

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has revealed that he was treated for cancer which is currently in remission.

According to Rob, he was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer during the spring of 2020, and once again earlier this year.

Halford discussed his diagnosis during a recent interview with Heavy Consequence, saying: “I had my little cancer battle a year ago, which I got through and that’s in remission now, thank God. That happened while we were all locked down, so things happen for a reason as far as time sequence of events. I have nothing but gratitude to be at this point in my life, still doing what I love the most.”

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The JUDAS PRIEST singer also wrote about his cancer battle in a new chapter that’s been added to the recently updated paperback edition of his recently published memoir, “Confess”.

“I felt a combination of shock, horror, and oddly, relief — at least now I know!…’Am I going to die?’ It was all I could think of. I know blokes who’ve died of prostate cancer. ‘No, you’re not going to die, Rob,’ said Dr. Ali,” he writes.

Halford underwent prostatectomy surgery in the summer of 2020 to remove the cancer rather than undergo radiation therapy. After that surgery, more cancer would be found in early 2021 which saw the singer receive the appropriate radiation treatment.

Rob also revealed that he had an undergone and appendectomy after a tumor was discovered on his appendix earlier this year.

“It’s been a draining year, I can’t deny it, but I’m delighted to have come through it,” Halford writes. “I feel like I’ve had the most thorough MOT that a Metal God can have.”