Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. Black Sabbath have posted the following statement on facebook:


“[Iommi’s] bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.  This comes as Black Sabbath–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)–are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.”


Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell in the vertebrate immune system). ZT wishes him all the best on the road to recovery.


Black Sabbath announced on the 11th of November 2011 that the original line-up has reunited and a brand new album will be recorded. See the clip HERE.


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