In a brand new interview with Overdrive, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain was asked if he thought the band was over when it was discovered that MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson had a cancerous tumor.
“Well, I’d be a liar if I didn’t think for a minute that IRON MAIDEN [was] finished,” he said. “[But] I thought more about the possibility of losing my friend than anything else, to be honest. Then later, I was thinking, ‘God forbid if the worst ever happened, the legacy would be the last 16 albums.'”
McBrain, who is a dedicated Christian, continued: “I’ve got to be honest, I did question his mortality at one point and thankfully that didn’t last long. Honestly, I got down on my knees and said a prayer, picked my thoughts up and got positive about it all, thinking to myself, ‘If anyone can beat this, it’s Bruce.’ He’s so positive about everything he’s ever done in his life, or whatever he is about to do. Basically, I prayed for him and my prayers were answered, as well as everybody else that knows and cares for him.”
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