‘Black Sabbath’ has stopped their shows as Tony lommi is still battling cancer. The English guitarist and songwriter is aid to be not doing too well, for this the remaining members of the band have canceled all upcoming shows.
Just on February 19, 2012 the rocker at turned sixty four years old had been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells. A post on the band’s Facebook.com page reads,
“Black Sabbath has had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, Black Sabbath will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10 at the U.K.’s Download Festival.
“So as not to let the promoters and fans down, Ozzy Osbourne will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled Black Sabbath dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as Ozzy & Friends.
“These first ever Ozzy & Friends shows will feature appearances by special guest musicians including Geezer Butler (who will join Ozzy for a special Black Sabbath set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former Ozzy band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, Ozzy will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at selects shows, with other special guests set to join the tour at various stops along the way
“Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, Black Sabbath continues to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album.”