Tony Iommi is continuing to receive cancer treatments after Black Sabbath completed their North American tour on September 3.
Iommi writes on his website: “Well, we’ve finished the U.S. leg of our world tour. It was a bit longer than I would have liked as I’ve already been in hospital having another infusion. The tour was amazing though, you always hope it’s going to go well but you never know, it's great to look out and see so many people of all ages.”
Iommi adds that the new 13 songs have been received well by Sabbath fans, and that he's looking forward to taking the band to South America - a first for him, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler at the same time.
Iommi previously said that Black Sabbath’s live dates revolve around his treatment. “The tour dates are arranged so that I can always get back for treatment.”
On the up-side, Black Sabbath’s 13 remains a massive success. It was the band’s first album to top the U.K. chart since Paranoid (1970). With a gap of nearly 43 years, this beats the previous record held by Bob Dylan. It was also a U.S Number 1.