Saturday, January 7, 2017
Lump in Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi's Throat Found Non-Cancerous
Back in December Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had yet another health scare related to his lymphoma when a lump in the back of his throat was found at a check-up. The doctors got him into surgery as quickly as possible in order to remove it. Word just got back that it was not only a successful surgery, but the lump was benign (non-cancerous) as well!
In a recent interview with Planet Rock for his latest song he wrote for the Birmingham Cathedral Iommi goes into detail about the whole experience, saying:
“I went in for the throat (operation) – they found a lump at the back of my sinus in the throat and we had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous, but it turns out it wasn’t - which I found out on Christmas Day, which is brilliant! So far (I’m all good). I daren’t say that – I’ll probably fall down the stairs now!”
I would say a clean bill of health like that is one hell of a Christmas gift to receive, especially because of all of the struggles with cancer that Iommi has been dealing with since 2012. I have to admire how much of a trooper that guy has been. He not only fought lymphoma until he got a clean bill of health, but he did it while on an extremely extended world tour with Black Sabbath (which is planning to do its two final shows in Birmingham next month after a nearly 5 decade career). Good on ya, mate. I hope you live many more happy healthy years.