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Ailing Iommi Appreciates Sabbath Fan Support

Tommy Iommi, the guitar wizard behind so many legendary licks in the Black Sabbath catalog, announced this week that he has lymphoma, a cancer that attacks a cell that is critical in the body's immune system.  The revelation triggered an outpouring of support from Sabbath fans worldwide, something Iommi was very touched by. A message on his web site reads, 'I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all of your messages', and adds, 'Well it's not what I wanted for Christmas, that's for sure, but now I can't wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.' 
The core of Black Sabbath, including Ozzy Osbourne, has been in the studio working-up a new album and preparing for a 2012 tour, work that Iommi says has been 'going great'.  Fans looking to send an encouraging note to the guitar great can do it by e-mailing


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