Ozzy Osbourne has updated fans on Tony Iommi's progress in his battle against cancer.
The Black Sabbath guitarist, aged 63, revealed to fans last month that he has been battling the early stages of lymphoma.
Speaking to The Boneyard Ozzy said of Iommi: "He's going to beat it. What it's down to is determination and believe me, this guy's got more determination than anybody I've ever met. It's going to be fine. It's just one of those trials in life that happen."
He continued: "When the bombshell hit about Tony's cancer problem, I came to England. It would’ve been pretty bad if I would've stayed in L.A. He's got so much support, not only from each one of us in the band, but the fan base; it's unbelievable. It's one of them problems you have in life. He isn't going to die, I'm telling you. I told him if he dies, I'm going to kill him."
Black Sabbath are set to headline next year’s Download Festival on June 10.
The original line-up of the band - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler - announced at a press conference today (November 11) that they will reunite for new material and a world this year.
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