By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Since his cancer diagnosis in 2012, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has stayed unbelievably strong, continuing to perform and record with Sabbath even during his intense treatments.
However, Iommi, who suffers from Lymphoma, is the first to admit that sometimes things get difficult, and in a recent post on his official website, the rocker revealed that he had to return to the hospital following Black Sabbath’s North American tour dates, which just recently wrapped up.
"Well we've finished the US leg of our world tour," Iommi wrote on September 9. "It was a bit longer than I would have liked as I've already been in hospital having another infusion."
He then continues on a more positive note, stating that the tour was "amazing" and that the band’s latest material was a hit with audiences.
Black Sabbath has been touring in support of their new studio album, 13, which marks the band’s first release with Ozzy Osbourne at the helm since 1978’s Never Say Die. The album has also inspired the upcoming attraction “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, which opens later this month.
Iommi, Osbourne and Geezer Butler will continue on to the South American leg of their tour next month, beginning on October 4 in Santiago, Chile.
To read Tony Iommi’s entire post, click here, and check out BlackSabbath.com for complete concert listings and other updates.