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Heaven & Hell Guitarist Tony Iommi To Undergo Hand Surgery

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Tony Iommi, best known as the guitarist of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell, has revealed in a recent interview that he will soon be undergoing some important surgery on his hand. Some excerpts from the interview read as follows:

Q: Do you know what you’re doing after this US run?

A: "After this US run, yes, we’re going to have some time off. I’ve got to have an operation on my hand, and that’s sort of a major thing I need to get done and I’ve been putting it off now. So we’re going to have some time off while I get that done. That’ll be a bit of a break, I think. Not for everybody, but it’ll be some time off from touring for me for sure."

Q: What happened to your hand?

A: "The cartilage is gone from the thumb in my fingering hand. It’s been like that now, to be honest, for a year and I’ve been taking anti-inflammatories and all sorts of stuff to try and calm it down, but it’s inevitable I’ve got to have the operation because the bone is rubbing on the bone. Funny enough, I talked to Eddie Van Halen this morning, because he’s had the same sort of problem, so I’m seeing him to have a chat about what happened to him. He thinks it’s very successful, so we’ll see."

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Best of luck to ya Tony. You've got to take care of the few fingers you have left. lol.

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2. spiral_architect writes:

agreed 100% blindgreed!

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Supastan writes:

damn you blindgreed you took my joke

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4. Sabhead writes:

Even the gods get old, apparently. lol.

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Nihilist writes:

Hope the surgery will go well.

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rubyred writes:

Yes, "praying & wishing" all goes very well for the Pioneer legend musician Mr. Iommi: and that he rest/heal properly after the hand surgery. His a thriller-killer guitarist! Godbless.

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

take care of your hand
and indeed the few fingers you have left
hope it will not infect the way you shred the guitar

recover fast

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. SomeoneElse writes:

Now when I hear Heaven & Hell live next week, I'm going to be worried about how his hand is doing. Definitely take care of it-- here's to many more years of shredding from that hand once it's healed.

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

Hope it all goes well for Tony. Ill be sending out positive waves for a speedy recovery!!

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

Hope all goes well, Tony. Best of luck!

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. utoad9 writes:

Get well soon Tommy...Ozzy may need you to play guitar in his solo band! LOL

# Aug 19, 2009 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. haha writes:

get better man.

# Aug 24, 2009 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MercifulExecutioner writes:

I wish him a succesful operation and speedy recovery :)

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