Metal legend with lymphoma 'overwhelmed' by fan support

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As previously reported, Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with an unidentified form of lymphoma.

While a statement had been released by the band's publicist, only now has Iommi himself spoken out, through the following press release:

My fans, friends & colleagues:

I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much.

Well it’s not what I wanted for Christmas, that’s for sure, but now I can’t wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.

It’s really good that the guys are coming over so that we can continue working on the album as things are going great in the studio.

Well, not much else to say at this time, so thanks again.

Bless you all,

Tony

Black Sabbath had a world tour set to begin in late May, and so far no changes have been made, although many speculate that at the very least, the beginning of the tour will be delayed.

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