According to Black Sabbath‘s official Facebook page, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. This news comes just a few months after Black Sabbath announced their reunion and plans to record a new album, their first in over three decades. The band’s full message:
“With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.
This comes as Black Sabbath–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)–are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.”
We at HearEvil wish Tony Iommi the best of luck and send good vibes his way while he gets well!