Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has shared a recent update on his condition, after he was diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of the lymphocyte) just before the band were preparing for their reunion shows back in January.
Iommi posted a message out on his personal website, as an update on what he’s been going through in the past few months. He says he’s finished the last dose of chemotherapy, for which he’s relieved, but it’s not over just yet with radiotherapy still to come.
His fellow Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has shown faith in his recovery saying “this guy’s got more determination than anybody I’ve ever met” and told him that “if he dies, I’m gonna kill him.”
Read Iommi’s statement below:
“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 [worst]. 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 [fellow SABBATH members] Ozzy [Osbourne] and Geezer [Butler] 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.”