Black Sabbath Rocker Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Celebrity News Jan. 10, 2012 AT 10:28AM
Black Sabbath Rocker Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Image

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer, the 63-year-old announced on his official website Monday.

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Currently in the "early stages of lymphoma," the rocker is "working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan." Iommi -- married to former Drain STH singer Maria Sjoholm -- "remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery."

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According to the statement, Iommi's "bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time."

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Black Sabbath is in the midst of recording their first album together in 33 years. The band -- including original members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- will kick off their reunion tour May 18.

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