Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi helps open UK hospital cancer care unit

photo: Solihull Observer

Black Sabbath guitarist and cancer survivor Tony Iommi was among those on hand to help open a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands, UK on July 3.

The Solihull Observer reports Iommi, Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust's chief executive Dame Julie Moore cut the ribbon on the hospital’s newest addition.

The Solihull Haematology and Oncology Day Unit has been designed specifically with cancer patient needs in mind and will offer a more peaceful and comfortable environment.

Fundraising has helped fund state-of the-art equipment and 24 comfortable treatment chairs for those in need.

“Thanks to everyone who supported the recent lunch,” posted Iommi on his social media sites. “It’s great to see where the money goes.”

Iommi was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in January of 2012; following a lengthy treatment, the rocker revealed in 2016 that his cancer was in remission.

Black Sabbath wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown of Birmingham, UK in February of 2017; their final performance is featured on the live package “The End”, which was issued last fall.

Black Sabbath recently released “Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set”, a limited edition 7” vinyl box documents the band’s singles issued during their classic, original lineup era from 1970 to 1978.

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