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Tony says he was back in hospital after USA tour

 

Our Tony just posted a statement on his official website Iommi.com. He says:

"Well we've finished the US leg of our world tour. It was a bit longer than I would have liked as I've already been in hospital having another infusion. The tour was amazing though, you always hope it's going to go well but you never know, it's great to look out and see so many people of all ages. The new songs have been going down well, we've played them enough now so we're comfortable and that helps the performance. Many thanks to everyone who came to see us, South America next, and just like Australia this is a first time for Ozzy, Geezer and me together. All the best!"

Tony described his "infusion" treatments to the Birmingham Mail earlier this year, explaining, "I have to have an antibody administered by drip every six weeks or so to keep the lymphoma in check. It sort of coats the cancer cells, stops it from going anywhere else. I have to come back home no matter where I might be in the world."

He added, "The tour dates are arranged so that I can always get back for treatment. It's the only way I can manage my illness and keep on the road. I'd love to play more shows . . . but my health has to be sorted out first." The legendary guitarist said that his treatment is a relatively new process and doctors are not sure what all the side effects might be. He also said that it "takes around 10 days to fully recover from each round of treatment, but if that's what it takes, I have to accept it."

Black Sabbath will next head to South America, beginning on October 4, to be followed by European and U.K. treks.

Read more at Blabbermouth.net  

Thank you for giving us your music, Tony! Thank you for never give in, for great performances, true moments of magic!

Thank you, Tony, just for what you are! We love you. And you know that!

Get well, take care and relax, and we can't wait to see you again on stage, Iron Man!

 


Iommi.com, Blabbermouth.net, 11 September 2013

Photo by Vertigo Records

 

 

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