Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford reveals he beat prostate cancer during COVID-19 pandemic

Author Arto Mäenpää - 17.10.2021

The iconic vocalist of heavy metal legends Judas Priest Rob Halford has revealed in a brand new interview with Consequence that he beat prostate cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancer is now in remission.

Halford had the following to say about his cancer battle during the interview:

“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.”

Even though the iconic vocalist hasn’t discussed his cancer battle in public before he details it in a new chapter for the paperback edition of his 2020 memoir, “Confess”. The front man said he first began experiencing symptoms in 2017 and received the diagnosis after extensive testing.

Halford underwent a successful prostatectomy on July 5, 2020. He received radiation treatments in April and May of this year after more cancer was discovered on his prostate bed, and received an appendectomy after doctors found a tumor on his appendix.