Black Sabbath Launching Farewell Tour For Health Reasons

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says his cancer issues have brought about the need for the band's newly-announced farewell world tour after five decades on the road.

Last week, Black Sabbath announced the first series of dates for their farewell world tour. "I can't actually do this anymore," Iommi tells the Birmingham Mail. "My body won't take it much more."

The 67-year old - who was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in January of 2012 - continues to have regular checkups on the health issue. "I have finished my courses of treatment," he says. "Now it's a case of keeping tabs on things. "I have the blood tests every six weeks, and then there's a bigger check-up every now and then to make sure that all is still well. I have my next one in a couple of weeks, and hopefully everything will be fine.

"It's horrible. I even dream about it. But that's my life now. The surgeon told me he doesn't expect the cancer to go away. There's a 30 per cent chance that it could, but more than likely it will come back and it could be any time. I could be here another 10 years or just one year - I don't know." Read more here.

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