It is still uncertain how Tony Iommi’s news that he has cancer will effect the upcoming Black Sabbath tour.

On Monday, it was revealed to the world that Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma and would be undergoing treatment to eradicate the disease.

He posted the following statement on his official web page:
Message From Tony

My fans, friends & colleagues -

I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much.

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.

It’s really good that the guys are coming over so that we can continue working on the album as things are going great in the studio.

Well, not much else to say at this time, so thanks again.