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Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized, Cancels European Tour

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Dio's European tour has been cancelled after Ronnie was taken ill. "Ronnie has been hospitalized and we are waiting for further news," explains Ronnie's wife/manager, Wendy Dio. No further information is available at this time.

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1. Jomama writes:

I hope he gets well soon!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wishing Dio a speedy recovery! \m/\m/!!!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Miro writes:

Stand up and shout DIO \m/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SmashTheTundra writes:

Hope he is alright. Worrying about him because of his age, seems like hes on the edge of a knife.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Nihilist writes:

Get well soon mate

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Hammerheart writes:

Hope he gets well soon. \m/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Seen and heard alot of interviews with ronnie over the years and my take is he s gotta be one of the nicest guys youll ever meet...intellectual, funny, honest and most of all passionate about his music and metal in general....hoping its just fatique or dehydration not something serious...prayin for him and his family..get well ronnie

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. haha writes:

Dio get well. Been listening to Dehumanizer about every day lately.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Samgrahaminc writes:

Hopes Dio gets better. Was gutted about the cancellation. Metal needs Dio. \m/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. spiral_architect writes:

lock up the wolves, dio........i want you around for a long time yet to come. you rock! \mm/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

ummmmm......... \m/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. utoad9 writes:

A very important part of my metal history....hang in there and get wll soon!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. huh? writes:

He'll snap right out of this. Haven't you guys figured it out? Dio still rocks at his age because he's an immortal metal GOD! And because there's so many crappy bands, that we still need someone who knows how to actually SING!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. PuckettJp2 writes:

Get Well, Ronnie! \m/

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. chrissy writes:

Was absolutely gutted to hear about RJD being ill. wish him a speedy recovery. Going to see Motorhead this weekend, wish it was DIO!!!!!!

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. toxic.clown writes:

we all need dio so plz get better fast

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HONDA HORNET writes:

get well mate may the rock continue for many years to come long life RJD

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wilco writes:

dio for king
best singer around and indeed the old man still rocks
new bands could learn from him
hope he will be beter soon

got a email yesterday i will get the money from the ticket back
because they dont know when he will be back on the road

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Petrus writes:

Get well soon Dio! I was lucky enough to see you in 1987 and it’s still the best concert I’ve been too in my life.

# Nov 19, 2009 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Hellion writes:

Get well soon man.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. gtp writes:

perastika ston mlk

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Rychemn writes:

Wishing a speedy recovery to a great legend....\M/..\M/

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. old skool rocker writes:

get well soon ronnie

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. JPS writes:

RJD get well soon. Rock-n-Roll's 2nd to DIO

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Lijemo writes:

Get well soon! \mXm/. Saw him live in August with Sabb--er, Heaven & Hell. Dude's still got it, in spades.

# Nov 21, 2009 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. sven writes:

He is a satanist who should be ashamed of promoting the sick beliefs he promoted. Perhaps he will spend eternity with the target of his desire.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Holy Crap! Lions! writes:

^^ you're a fvcking retard.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. sven writes:

How is retarded to find promoting satanism offensive?

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Lijemo writes:

Sven-- are you on crack? Since when has Dio been a satanist or promoted satanism?

(There are plenty of bands out there that are openly satanic; I'm sure that if he were a satanist he would be open about it.)

that was just a troll out of left field.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Ven writes:

Hey jackass how about titles like Dream Evil
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# Nov 22, 2009 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Lijemo writes:

"Dream Evil" is a great song-- but what the f*** makes you think it's advocating Satanism?

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Lijemo writes:

Or are you one of those folks that assumes everything that's not Christian is somehow automatically Satanic?

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Sven writes:

The guy is a scum bag. Satan isn't going to save hum. If he repents God will.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Ligemo writes:

I am a big a homo and a dope.

# Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. wilco writes:

hail king dio
and hail to the only true king satan
dio belongs in the chair of satan

get will soon dio

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Lijemo writes:

Sven-- ah, in other words, you're just a troll trying to get a rise out of people, without actually believing anything that you're saying yourself. Have fun with that.

Cthulhu saves-- he might be hungry later.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 5:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. KARAOKEBOB writes:

WISHING U A SPEEDY RECOVERY A LEGEND AND WHAT A VOICE THIS MAN HAS METAL FLOWING THROUGH HIS VEINS.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 5:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Dio Fanatic writes:

Get well RJD.
Was to have seen Dio last Sat night in Glasgow Scotland,then I heard sad news.
He will always be my "SUNSET SUPERMAN"

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. utoad9 writes:

Does anyone know what the illness is?

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Fair warming writes:

Wilco. I pray you do not realize what you just wrote.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. robijn writes:

James you are an inspiration, Love and healing to you. Your words are golden. Blessed be.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. georgi hristov writes:

nadjavam se skoro da stane i da se opravi.uelaja mu oste zdrave i peene.za men toi e nai dobrijat vokalist.nezamenim.legenda.dio

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. neon knight writes:

Getb well soon Ronnie. You are a king amongst men.
We Rock! From Scotland.

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. ronnie james allen writes:

dear ronnie , i hope things are not too serious for you and you make a full and speedy recovery . my families thoughts are with you as we all listen to your stuff (got the kids well trained lol) . get well soon .

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. utoad9 writes:

fair warning - Wilco knows exactly what he wrote. He's not afraid of an entity that DOES NOT EXIST!

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. utoadrusure writes:

I wouldn't be so sure utoad

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Lijemo writes:

Does Sven/Ven/Fair Warning/utoadrusure/"Ligemo" really think anyone is fooled into thinking that he's more than one person?

If you want to make an enemy out of something that doesn't exist, that's your problem dude, not ours.

Back on topic, I've been checking around to see if there's any more news yet, but all I could find is confirmation that the tour is canceled and not being rescheduled.

Glad I got to see him (& Iommi, too) live back in August. That man has metal flowing in his veins, plus is a truly decent human being. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Charlie Fletcher writes:

Get well soon.

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 6:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. GROB75 writes:

Ronnie James Dio is clearly one of the top metal singers. He always appears humble and thankful to his fans. I pray he recovers soon! Ronnie "You Rock!"

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. darkA.T.M writes:

ummm just read somewhere that he has stomach cancer??? IS THIS TURE?!?!

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Nihilist writes:

I hope it's not.

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Lijemo writes:

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/

update from Wendy Dio:

"Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans."

Here's to a speedy recovery \m/

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Lijemo writes:

OK, the presence of a URL got the last post flagged as spam, so just add a www and a com to this for the source of the info below: ronniejamesdio

update from Wendy Dio:

"Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans."

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Nihilist writes:

f*** no!

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Renee writes:

Best wishes Ronnie,get well soon!

# Nov 25, 2009 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Dave666 writes:

Get well soon Ronnie, we all love you.

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Little Dio writes:

Saw him with Heaven and Hell 3 years ago. Love him so much- Just a gentleman and soft soul, long live Dio to rock and roll! Dio has been through soooo much stuff in my life with me- inspirational as always. Get well Brother. Prayers are with you! And the jack asses who are saying your rediculous accusations, no , not to satan, to the creator!

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Supastan writes:

we need to grab the dragon by his c***els and slice his f***ing throat, titty twist the wretched b**** and break his f***ing nose. Dio will then be saved and free to rule the world!! jack and k.g. have foretold this...long live dio!!! p.s. sven is a douche and should get dios cancer

# Nov 26, 2009 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Penny Rogers writes:

Apparently he was diagnosed day before yesterday with stomach cancer. Waiting for further information. Not good.

# Nov 27, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Blindgreed1 writes:

Sven is not a very good Christain is he? In fact, i'd go as far as to say he's probably not very good at anything Especially commenting on things he knows nothing about. Stick to what you know Sven.

# Nov 27, 2009 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. vstargazer writes:

Ronnie james dio is my and always has been my inspiration and the reason I am a bassist.He is an amazing vocalist. I had the absolute glory to meet him once,he is the nicest person I have ever met.Get well soon Ronnie!

# Nov 27, 2009 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. IAN writes:

this is terrible news,cant believe ronnies got this, we cant afford to lose dio, hes been the voice of metal for decades he doesnt deserve this, hes one of lifes good guys, and you will beat this ronnie, we fans wont accept anything else,the worlds behind you on this and you WILL be on stage once again, doing what only you can do.BEING THE FINEST VOCALIST THE ROCK/METAL WORLD HAS EVER, AND WILL EVER PRODUCE

# Nov 28, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. ROCKDOG writes:

MAN I HOPE HE GETS WELL TRULEY ONE OF THE GREAT FRONT MEN!!!!!!

# Nov 28, 2009 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. MARISOL ZAMBRANO / CHILE writes:

QUERIDO RONNIE DIO...TE ENVIO TODO MI APOYO MORAL Y CON MUCHA FE,,,PARA QUE TENGAS UNA PRONTA RECUPERACION DE TU SALUD...ERES UN HOMBRE FUERTE Y ESPECIAL...Y SALDRAS ADELANTE,,,DEL PRINCIPIO DE CANCER DE ESTOMAGO QUE SE HA INFORMADO A TRAVEZ DE LA WEB,,TODOS LOS FANS DE CHILE TE APOYAN Y TE QUIEREN,,,
I LOVE RONNIE DIO....

# Nov 29, 2009 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. aras writes:

Long live the king of metal - get well soon DIO.

# Dec 5, 2009 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. Bob Dio / Lebanon writes:

dear Ronnie,
You can beat this disease, and we are all the rockers in lebanon supporting you. You were and still our inspiration, our hero, and we wish you well. Please keep your faith, and by God will, You'll get through it. We will keep waiting your good news and come back to the stage. "I'm falling of the edge of the world, i'm fallig from the top of the mountain just to rise again, i see it from heaven and hell, i see it from stargazer". Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell are waiting for you, and without you, they can't continue, and no one, i said no one could take your place!! Ronnie, we loves you, and we can't live without you. Long Live Ronnie.

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