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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Reveals His Cancer Is In Remission


Following years of regular treatment, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi‘s cancer is officially in remission. Iommi was originally diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma and will continue to receive regular blood tests on six week intervals to make sure the cancer doesn’t return. He told the Birmingham Mail:

“I came back to hospital straight after we finished a round of European tour dates, and the good news is that everything is alright up to this point. I am in remission and hopefully, this situation will continue. The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick – but I’m aware that it could come back one day. I have a blood test every six weeks at my GP’s, and I come in here at regular intervals for check-ups. 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.”

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For more on that as well as footage of Iommi helping present an award to a specialized cancer treatment center, head to Birmingham Mail.

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