Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Addresses Health Rumors

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has issued an update on his health to address rumors following the band's cancellation as headliners at Ozzfest Japan this fall.

"Thank you for all the enquiries about my health, very kind," posted Iommi. "I'm not sure how the rumor of my being unwell started as I was away on holiday! Once you've had something like lymphoma the fear that it will return never leaves, all I can say is that right now I'm fine and have regular blood tests."

Iommi was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in January of 2012 and has been in an out of treatment for the health issue in the past few years while managing to both record and perform a world tour in support of Black Sabbath's 2013 album, "13."

A band rep has indicated the guitarist's statement is in response to speculation about his health as the possible reason behind the cancellation, which has not yet been explained by manager Sharon Osbourne, who released a video on March 20 announcing Black Sabbath would perform. Read more here.

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