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Tony Iommi Has Lymphoma

Stole this news right from Blabbermouth, and I expect I’m not the only person to do so this afternoon. Wishes for a complete recovery go without saying, and I know that headbangers, riffers and all the other miscreants around the world who’ve been touched by Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath‘s work over the years have the man in their thoughts today.

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system.

Iommi, 63, is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan and remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

This comes as Black SabbathOzzy 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.

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5 Responses to “Tony Iommi Has Lymphoma”

  1. goAt says:

    My grandfather had that…

    …and he ain’t here no more.

    Guess this record just got heavier.

  2. Ron says:

    Fucking LAME!!!!!

    The CREATOR must live on.

  3. JimC says:

    My friend just beat his Lymphoma. Riff on Tony, you can beat the crap out of this C.

  4. Jordi says:

    All the best vibes and wishes for Mr. Tony Iommi, master of music. I’m sure he’ll overcome this. Greetings from Chile!

  5. RTB668 says:

    I haven’t heard anywhere what type of lymphoma he has been diagnosed with. There are two types; one has really good prognosis if caught early enough and the other, well, does not. Does anyone know?

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