The sad news that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer was announced over Facebook.
The statement says:
“With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan – the ‘iron man’ of rock n roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery”.
The original band members stated they would move to the UK to continue working on their first album in 33 years so that Iommi could be a part of the writing and recording process whilst he receives treatment.