Tony Iommi Set for Surgery to Have “Lump” Removed
While a cancer diagnosis these days is by no means a death sentence, it profoundly alters the way a survivor lives their life. The threat of cancer’s return always looms large.
Despite being declared officially “in remission” this past August, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi — who was first diagnosed with lymphoma in January of 2012 — is now set to undergo surgery for a lump that recently appeared in his throat. It’s not yet clear whether the lump is cancerous or not.
I went for a check four weeks ago and the doctor said that at the moment there is no activity where I had the cancer before, but there is activity in the throat. When I get back to England, I have to have an operation to remove this thing at the back of my nose. The doctors found a lump there and we don’t know if it is cancer or what, but I feel OK at the moment.
Let’s hope that Iommi’s clam that he feels OK is a sign of good things to come.
Read more at The Irish Times, including a bit on the band’s spat with ex-drummer Bill Ward that led to his non-participation in their farewell tour.