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Tony Iommi: ‘I don’t think my cancer is gone for good’

Former Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi fears his cancer will return over a year after he was told he was in remission.
The guitar great was diagnosed with lymphoma in early 2012, shortly after Black Sabbath announced plans for a reunion tour and album, and he battled the disease in between tour dates.
He was eventually forced to retire from the road because he could no longer travel for extended amounts of time.
Now, eight months after Black Sabbath split for good following a home town concert in Birmingham, England, Iommi tells Loudwire he’s waiting for cancer to return.
“It’s never gonna go away; it’s always gonna be there,” he says. “According to my oncologist, the professor, he said it’s probably gonna come back. So it’s hard to sort of go, ‘Oh, well, that’s brilliant then’. But I do live (day) by day now, and just every day is a winner, really. And we’ll see. I hope it doesn’t come back, but you never know.”

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