BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Cuts Ribbon To Open Solihull Hospital's New Chemotherapy Unit

July 4, 2018

According to the Solihull Observer, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi cut the ribbon to the new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

Joining the guitarist on Tuesday (July 3) at the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit were Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust's chief executive, Dame Julie Moore.

The unit, which will be known as the Solihull Haematology and Oncology Day Unit, will increase the amount of cancer patients who can be treated by 170 percent, reducing waiting times, reducing stess and creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere for patients.

Check out photos of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Solihull Observer.

Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma in early 2012, shortly after SABBATH announced a reunion tour and album. He underwent treatment throughout the recording of the disc, titled "13", and the subsequent tour to promote it.

Iommi said in 2016 interview that "the lowest moment" for him was being diagnosed. He explained: "You automatically wind yourself up saying, 'That's it then,' but that is not always the case. When they tell you, you think, 'Oh God.' That was a low time. I have had a few low times in my life like everybody has, but that was one that stuck in the head."

The BLACK SABBATH guitarist successfully underwent an operation in January 2017 to remove a noncancerous lump from his throat.

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