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Tony Iommi’s Lymphoma Diagnosis: Rockers and Fans React on Twitter

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The news that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of Lymphoma has sent his peers and fans flocking to Twitter to wish him well in his health battle. Slash and Sebastian Bach were, as usual, among the first to send their best regards to the master of the heavy metal guitar riff, with the former Skid Row singer doing so in particularly colorful style. 'That Metal Show' co-hosts Eddie Trunk and Jim Florentine also expressed shock and optimism. As the news spreads and more rockers react, we'll update this page:


BlackSabbath (@OfficialSabbath): With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates…



Slash (@Slash): Best wishes for a full recovery to Tony Iommi. Iii|; )'



jim florentine (@Mrjimflorentine): Prayers out to Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi who has early stages of lymphoma cancer



Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk): This news on Iommi is really upsetting. I've gotten to know Tony very well over the last 10 years. Thankfully early stages, hope 4 the best!



Anthrax (Band) (@Anthrax): This really does suck. GET WELL SOON TONY!



Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach): All hail the mighty Tony Iommi . & F— YOU, Cancer



Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho): Best wishes and prayers to Tony Iommi in these tough times. The MASTER of the riff will crush his cancer with the power of metal (and God)!!



Jim Norton (@JimNorton): Sending out a lot of love to Tony Iommi, who was diagnosed with early stages of lymphoma. Heartbreaking news.



Tommy Clufetos (@TommyClufetos): All my positive vibes to Tony Iommi of @OfficialSabbath for a healthy speedy recovery …… A true rock legend !!



Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS): Big BL get well wishes out to Lord Iommi!!!”



Gus G. (@gusgofficial): I'm in shock to hear the news about Tony Iommi. Get well soon “Iron Man”!! your biggest fan.



Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner): My thoughts go out to Tony Iommi and I wish him a fast an full recovery. «–<



Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes): Prayers please for my brother Tony Iommi…..we all pray for a full, speedy recover from Cancer….much love…GH


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