Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Doubted He Could Tour Due To Cancer

08/22/2013
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(Classic Rock) Tony Iommi doubted he'd be able to tour with Black Sabbath after being diagnosed with cancer, he's admitted. And he knows he'll have to undergo exhausting treatment for the rest of his life.

He announced he was suffering from lymphoma in January 2012, just weeks after Sabbath announced they'd be making their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978′s Never Say Die.

In the following months he struggled to continue recording duties while received treatment for his illness which was partly responsible for the band failing to reach agreement with departed drummer Bill Ward.

Now Sabbath are touring to promote the album, 13 and Iommi is delighted to be part of it. "To be honest, I was wondering whether I could do it. I have to treat life very differently now," He tells MercuryNews.com. "This, for me, has been a big challenge. So far it's been okay. The medical thing is still going on; it'll be ongoing, really, for life it's not going to go away." A lot more from Tony here.

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