Tony Iommi Cancer Recovery
You may recall that back in January it was announced that Tony, who is Black Sabbath's guitarist, had been diagnosed with a form of cancer known as lymphoma. Lymphoma can be deadly, however the survival rates are higher than they are for some other forms of cancer, so we here at GuitarSite have our fingers crossed, and lighters raised, for Tony.
The band are also hopeful and have released a statement saying that their album, now in the works and their first for 33 years, will go ahead as planned.
However, they have had to cut back their touring plans saying they will only perform a single show this summer on the 10th of June at the Download Festival in the UK along with artists including Metallica and Ministry. Black Sabbath's lead singer, Ozzy Osbourne, will perform most of the remaining dates with friends including Zakk Wylde.
Here's what Tony had to say in his FB post:
"Well, I've had the last dose of chemotherapy so hopefully my body will start to get back to normal soon, the steroids were the worse. 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 and Geezer 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."
We all hope to be seeing you soon too Tony!
Laney TI15-112 Tony Iommi Signature
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