Iommi, Sabbath Play First Show Since Lymphoma Diagnosis


Tony Iommi, lead guitarist for Black Sabbath and current non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patient, played his first concert since receiving the diagnosis with his old band.

Black Sabbath performed together in a "long-awaited reunion" earlier this week at the O2 Academy Birmingham, not far from where the band was first formed several decades ago.

Despite the presence of Ozzy Osbourne, according to a Rolling Stone write-up of the show, the audience began an emotional chant of "Tony! Tony!" as the show began, in an obvious acknowledgement of his recent battle with the disease.

The heavy metal guitar legend first announced his lymphoma diagnosis back in early January of 2012. He has been undergoing unspecified treatments since February.

Source: Rolling Stone

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