Lump in Tony Iommi’s Throat is Non-Cancerous, Surgery Successful
In early December it was revealed that Black Sabbath guitarist/badass/metal pioneer Tony Iommi was set to undergo surgery to have a lump in his throat removed. The presence of the lump was especially alarming given that Iommi was recently declared in remission from the lymphoma with which he was first diagnosed in 2012.
We can all now breathe a collective sigh of relief: the operation was successful, and the lump was found to be non-cancerous. Speaking to Planet Rock, Iommi said of the surgery:
“Well, I had the treatment when I got back from [touring] South America [with Black Sabbath]. 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 Christmas Day, which is brilliant. So far [I’m all good]. I daren’t say that. I’ll probably fall down the stairs now.” [Laughs]
Phew! We aren’t quite certain what Iommi will get up to after his clean diagnosis now that Black Sabbath are done touring, but we hope it involves some sun and a beach. How about golf? Does Iommi golf? Whatever it is… stay well, dude, and treat yourself right!