NewsJanuary 9, 2012 9:55 AM ET4,427 views

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi diagnosed with lymphoma

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. The Black Sabbath camp points out that the disease is in its "early stages. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan, and Iommi "remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery." The news comes as Black Sabbath is writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Iommi. Further information will apparently be released as it becomes available.

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