From the band’s statement: “His bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with doctors to establish the best treatment plan. The ‘Iron Man’ of Rock and Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.” It’s not clear whether Iommi’s diagnosis will affect the band’s planned live reunion — they’d announced a worldwide tour for this summer — but a new album is still in the works. Get well soon, Tony Iommi.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 24: Tony Iommi performs for the last time ever with Heaven And Hell as a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio at Day 1 of the High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on July 24, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tony Iommi Photo: Christie Goodwin/Getty Images