For many cancer patients, undergoing treatment for the disease means accepting temporary hair loss. Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, however, has emerged even hairier than before.

The Twitter account Iron Maiden España has posted photos of Dickinson in the wild after successfully completing a round of chemotherapy and radiology to battle what's been referred to as a "small cancerous tumor" located at the back of his tongue, and he's sporting what appears to be a fairly righteous mustache.

The photos were taken during Dickinson's recent visit to the headquarters of Hybrid Air Vehicles, the firm responsible for developing the massive new craft known as the Airlander. One of HAV's most vocal investors, Dickinson shared his enthusiasm for the project with the BBC, insisting that the project will be "a game changer, in terms of things we can have in the air and things we can do."

"The airship has always been with us, it's just been waiting for the technology to catch up," said Dickinson. "It seizes my imagination. I want to get in this thing and fly it pole to pole. We'll fly over the Amazon at 20 feet, over some of the world's greatest cities, and stream the whole thing on the internet."

Before that happens, Dickinson will presumably wrap up work on Maiden's next studio album, which the band teased for a 2015 release prior to the news of his cancer diagnosis. While doctors are still exercising caution, the band recently told fans that "the situation remains extremely optimistic for a full recovery."

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