Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Fighting Cancer

01/10/2012
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(Rock News Desk) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer, his bandmates have confirmed. He's receiving treatment after doctors identified lymphoma, an infection of the cells which form part of the human immune system.

The news comes months after Sabbath announced a reunion of their original lineup, and 19 months after former singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer. In a statement the band say: "With the news that Tony 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 and roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery." more on this story

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