Published Nov 26, 2009Ominous news from the camp of Ronnie James Dio. The dynamic singer for the likes of his namesake band, Black Sabbath and more recently, Heaven & Hell has been diagnosed with cancer of the stomach.
According to a press release issued by the metal icon's wife Wendy, the 67-year-old is already in the process of treatment. Few other details are available as of yet, but she assures us that Dio will soon be on the road to recovery.
The release reads: "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. Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes. This has really helped to keep his spirit up. Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio."