Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Feared The Worst From Cancer

(Classic Rock) Tony Iommi thought he'd "had it" when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, he's said. The Black Sabbath guitarist reflected on his experience with the disease at a Macmillan Cancer Support event in his home city of Birmingham earlier this week.

He invited passers-by to stand in an isolation box, to demonstrate how people can feel alone in a crowd when told they have cancer. Iommi told the Birmingham Mail: "It's terrible. You tend to isolate yourself and you can quite easily isolate yourself too much. As soon as they told me I'd got it, I went into shock. I thought, 'That's it - I've had it.' You think of nothing but, 'Am I going to die?'

"Some people get frightened and locked in this box, and they can't do anything. It really is a lonely time - to talk to somebody is probably the best therapy you can have." Read more here.

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