Iron Maiden have issued another statement regarding singer Bruce Dickinson, who's been undergoing cancer treatments lately. And echoing a statement they issued a couple weeks ago, the band says that Dickinson is well on his way to a full recovery.

"Over the last few days, Bruce has been to see his specialists, and following examinations, including visual, we’re delighted to update everyone that the situation remains extremely optimistic for a full recovery," they wrote on their website.

Everyone's still being cautious, however. As the band notes in today's update, "We will still not have final confirmation that the cancer has been completely eradicated until Bruce can have an MRI scan in May, as previously advised in Rod’s recent message to the fans on this site, and the period to full recovery will continue for a few months yet."

Still, that's good news for both the band and fans. When news broke last month of Dickinson's cancer, it came as a surprise. As far as most people knew, the band was hard at work on its next album, which was being teased for release sometime maybe this year.

Dickinson's recovery will probably put any recording and touring plans on hold for the time being. But you never know. Dickinson has already headed to the pub, and according to the band's new update, "Bruce’s immediate reaction to the specialists’ good news was to be as active as feasibly possible, taking in a couple of visits to the Maiden office, one to the Hybrid Air Vehicle hangar to see latest progress and a brief trip to his local pub, much to the surprise and delight of all his friends there!"

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