This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

Tony Iommi to undergo treatment for lymphoma - BBC News

Homepage

Accessibility links

BBC Account Notifications Search
News

BBC News Navigation

Sections Birmingham & Black Country Birmingham & Black Country

Tony Iommi to undergo treatment for lymphoma

  • 9 January 2012
Image caption The band said they would move to London to work with Iommi

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is to undergo treatment for cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Iommi, a founder member of the Birmingham heavy metal band, has been diagnosed with the early stages of the disease.

In a statement on the 63-year-old's website, his fellow band members urged fans to send "positive vibes".

The band said they would move from Los Angeles to London to work with Iommi while he undergoes treatment.

"The Iron Man of Rock and Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full recovery," Black Sabbath said.

The band had been working with producer Rick Rubin in LA on their first album with Ozzy Osbourne in 33 years, due for release in the autumn.

In November, Black Sabbath had announced the original line-up, including Osbourne, would reunite for a world tour.

Osbourne was axed from the four-piece in 1979 and replaced by Ronnie James Dio, who died of cancer in 2010.

The band, one of the most successful heavy rock acts of all time, have sold about 70m records worldwide.

Share this story About sharing

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Birmingham & Black Country live reporting

Live Midlands Live: Breaking news and local stories

Full article Midlands Live: Breaking news and local stories

Top Stories

Seven MPs leave Labour in Corbyn protest

The MPs - including Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna - urge others to join them, as Jeremy Corbyn says he is "disappointed" by the split.

18 February 2019
Who led Labour's last big breakaway? 18 February 2019 Honda set to close Swindon car plant 18 February 2019

Features

What next for Labour's breakaway MPs?

Who was behind Labour's last big split?

Freckles accused of insulting China

Hebron: One street, two sides

I feared my abusive girlfriend would kill me

Brexit: Will Britons in the EU still get healthcare?

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

How has social media changed the way we experience death?

Elsewhere on the BBC

Top Gear

The brand new series returns

Full article Top Gear

Daily news briefing direct to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter

Full article Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Why you can trust BBC News

BBC News Navigation

BBC News Services