Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. The guitarist recently posted his first Facebook update since before the diagnosis:


“My fans, friends & colleagues –


I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much.


Well it’s not what I wanted for Christmas, that’s for sure, but now I can’t wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.


It’s really good that the guys are coming over so that we can continue working on the album as things are going great in the studio.


Well, not much else to say at this time, so thanks again.


Bless you all,




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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