In January, it was revealed that legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Now, he has posted the following message on his Facebook page updating on his health condition: "Hiya, a little update on how it's all going: well, I've had the last dose of chemotherapy so hopefully my body will start to get back to normal soon, the steroids were the worse. I've now got three weeks of radiotherapy coming up which I'm told can be very tiring so we'll see."

"A big thanks to Ozzy and Geezer for coming over to England, it was a big incentive for me, we managed to work most days and have some great new tracks. And, importantly thanks again for your kind messages, hope to be seeing you soon. Tony."

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Posted: 27.03.2012 by Wilkinson


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Ace Frawley - 27.03.2012 at 13:39  
Thanks for the update Tony, all the best. Our thoughts are with you.
Druss - 27.03.2012 at 17:13  
For some reason, I get the image of him hooked up to IVs playing the guitar reading this

But of course good luck to him with the radiotherapy, hope it goes well.
neonxaos - 27.03.2012 at 17:42  
Tony, we know that what doesn't kill ya makes you come up with revolutionary ways of playing the guitar. I'm sure this will be no different.
SlaytanicGonzo - 27.03.2012 at 19:18  
The best Metal guitarrist of all time
The rest, fight for the second spot
Apothecary - 27.03.2012 at 20:11  
Hang in there Iron Man!!!
Whoblehwah - 27.03.2012 at 23:11  
Great to hear he's doing ok. Long live Iommi.
Angelic Storm - 27.03.2012 at 23:31  
Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 27.03.2012 at 19:18

The best Metal guitarrist of all time
The rest, fight for the second spot

You got that right!

It's great to hear from him. It's hard not to fear the worst with this type of thing, especially after what happened to Ronnie. I was absolutely amazed to hear that he was still writing songs even whilst undergoing chemotherapy... he must truly be an Iron Man. \m/ I wish him a speedy recovery, and hope the new Sabs material will be decimating all our eardrums soon!
Xim - 28.03.2012 at 04:41  
Glad to hear things are going well. Rock on Iommi!

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