Normally, a cancer diagnosis can sideline a person from work, play or otherwise. In the case of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, the riff master is as productive as ever in the wake of the devastating news that he is battling lymphoma.
The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath's comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.
Music fans going to this year's Coachella Festival were blessed yesterday with the news of Refused and At the Drive-In reuniting and claiming a spot in the lineup, but today we've all been given a punch to the gut. According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were scheduled as one of the headliners for 2012's Coachella, but have pulled out due to Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis.
Yesterday, the metal community was impacted by the sobering news that that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of a cancer called lymphoma, which causes tumors in lymphoid cells that.
With the sudden news this morning that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is battling lymphoma, several of his rock peers have already taken to Twitter to offer the heavy metal legend their best wishes. Rock acts such as Anthra
Tough news to report, as Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a cancer that forms in the lymph nodes. The good news is that it's been caught in the early stages and the guitar deity is currently in discussions with his doctors to determine the best course of treatment to fight the disease.
With the recent release of his new book, ‘Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath,’ guitarist Tony Iommi has been making the rounds, and recently shared some classic tales of Black Sabbath debauchery with the New York Post.
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