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Exclusive: Tony Iommi discovered lump in his throat wasn’t cancerous on Christmas Day

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has told Planet Rock the operation he had to remove a lump from his throat was a success and it isn’t cancerous.

Back in December, Tony broke the news that doctors discovered new activity in his throat and they were unsure whether the lump was cancerous until he went under the knife.

Speaking to Wyatt to promote the choral arrangement he has penned for Birmingham Cathedral, Tony said he received the ultimate gift when he was told on Christmas Day that the lump wasn’t cancerous.

“Well, I had the treatment when I got back from South America,” Tony told Wyatt.

“I went in for the throat (operation) – they found a lump at the back of my sinus in the throat and we had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous.

“But it turns out it wasn’t, which I found out on Christmas Day, which is brilliant! So far (I’m all good). I daren’t say that - I’ll probably fall down the stairs now!”

You can listen Wyatt’s full phone interview with Tony below where he also talks about his choral arrangement ‘How Good It Is’ in detail. You can also listen to 'How Good It Is' here

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