Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Reveals Cancer and Band Update

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is starting off 2014 with a news update on the band and on his ongoing health battle with cancer. "Best Wishes for the New Year, after such a brilliant 2013, it's going to be difficult to match it this year but we'll be having a go," he began.

"I'd like the thank everyone who helped make the last year such a success, Ozzy [Osbourne] and Geezer [Butler], the band's management, Rick [Rubin], Mike E and those who helped make the recording so good, the unseen work by our record label, the promotions team, my websites (Tracy, Joe & Bryce) and all of our touring crew, especially Mick and Kat who work with me personally."

"We've some good things lined up for the coming year," Iommi continued, "firstly the Grammys, then some dates in the US and Canada, and in the summer a quick trip round Europe."

As for his health status, Iommi notes, "I should also be finishing my regular treatment and I'm hoping to not get so tired, all positive."

"Many thanks to you all for your continued support, we'd be nothing without you," he ended. more on this story

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