Tony Iommi, probably the best guitarist born at Heathfield Road Hospital in 1948 (and also the axe-king for Black Sabbath), has featured fans with the below update concerning his fight against lymphoma:


“A little update on how it’s all going:I’ve had the last dose of chemotherapy so hopefully my body will start to get back to normal soon, the steroids were the [worst]. I’ve now got three weeks of radiotherapy coming up which I’m told can be very tiring so we’ll see.


A big thanks to Ozzy [Osbourne] and Geezer [Butler] for coming over to England, it was a big incentive for me, we managed to work most days and have some great new tracks.


And, importantly, thanks again for your kind messages, hope to be seeing you soon.”


Black Sabbath, who are writing a new album, cancelled most of their European Tour due to Iommi’s illness. The band was replaced by Ozzy & Friends, featuring Zakk Wylde and Slash.

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