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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Offers Update on Health Status

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has offered an update on his health status saying that his cancer is in currently in remission.

Iommi, who was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in January of 2012, was speaking during a special presentation at a Hospital in Solihull, Birmingham (UK)where medics have been treating him for his illness.

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,” he said.

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,” he added.

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 the availability of a facility like the Specialist Care Centre makes it so much easier. They’re all lovely here!”

I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me, and others like me,” said Iommi.

 

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