January 10, 2012
Sad news...Black Sabbarth guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with early stage lymphoma, which is cancer of the immune cells.
Black Sabbath posted a Facebook message, saying, "[We] would like everyone to send positive vibes to [Tony] at this time. [He's] currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan.
Last Fall, Black Sabbath announced that the original line-up would reunite for an album and tour. The band says the album is still happening, and it's scheduled for a fall release. There's no word if Tony's diagnosis and treatment will affect their tour plans.
Some musicians have already sent wishes to Tony. Here are a few of them:
- The band ANTHRAX: "This really does suck. GET WELL SOON TONY!"
- Slash: "Best wishes for a full recovery to Tony Iommi."
- Former Sabbath singer Glenn Hughes: "Prayers please for my brother Tony Iommi . . . we all pray for a full, speedy recover from cancer . . . much love."
- Sebastian Bach from SKID ROW: "All hail the mighty Tony Iommi, and F-YOU, Cancer."
I completely concur.