Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford revealed that he battled prostate cancer last year during the pandemic.
The legendary rocker shared details about the health issues he faced in the past year in a newly-added chapter to the just-released updated paperback edition of his 2020 memoir, “Confess.”
Halford had been experiencing symptoms dating back to 2017. “How did I feel?” he writes. “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.”
Halford underwent prostatectomy surgery in July 2020 to remove the cancer, then received radiation therapy this past spring after more cancer was discovered on his prostate bed. He also had an appendectomy after a tumor was discovered on his appendix. Halford is now in remission after receiving an all-clear in June.