Following a four year battle with cancer, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has announced he is cancer free. Said Iommi:
“I am in remission, and hopefully this situation will continue. I came back to the hospital straight after [Black Sabbath] finished a round of European tour dates, and the good news is that everything is all right up to this point.”
By all means this is great news for Sabbath fans however, the future for this rock-n-roll Iron Man wasn’t always so bright. Readers might remember that some time ago Iommi was unsure of what to expect. For example, in 2015 Iommi was quoted as saying: “I could be here another 10 years or just one year — I don’t know.”
Editor’s Note: Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012, shortly before Black Sabbath started recording their album entitled 13.
Iommi, who is 68, will continue to undergo blood tests every six weeks to make sure he’s alright and Iommi understands the ever-present risks. He remarked: “That’s something that I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life, looking for any warning signs that it might be rearing its ugly head again.”
But for now, it’s great news for Iommi and for Black Sabbath fans. Rock on Mr. Iommi.