The frontman has described the band’s last tour as “really quite painful” due to hip troubles.

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed he underwent a hip replacement surgery late last year.

As Blabbermouth reports, Dickinson told Download Festival host Kylie Olsson he recently got “five and a half inches of titanium hammered into [his] leg”, and described the most recent Iron Maiden tour as “really quite painful”.

“I put it down to the fact that during the last tour, just shortly before the last tour, I also broke my Achilles as well — my Achilles tendon snapped… It’s horrible. That was two years ago, basically. So I got that stitched back together and went out on tour three and a half months later. I couldn’t actually walk properly or run. So I modified what I did on stage, and nobody figured it out. I was amazed,” Dickinson explained.

“I did the whole tour — South America, the whole lot — and I ran around. But my hip was giving me so much shit. And I put it down to the fact that people were telling me, ‘You’re compensating for the other leg,’ and everything else, and I thought, ‘Oh, yeah. That’s it, then.’”

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