Black Sabbath, Dio singer Ronnie James Dio gives cancer update

Frontman was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November

Black Sabbath and Dio singer Ronnie James Dio has given an update on his battle with cancer.

Diagnosed with stomach cancer in November, Dio‘s wife and manager, Wendy has revealed the progress of his recovery.

“[He] has had a few hiccups between Christmas and New Year’s,” she said in a statement to fans. “[He has] had a blood clot, a trip to the emergency room, and a three-day stay at the hospital.”


Despite the “hiccups”, she added that “Ronnie had his third chemotherapy treatment, and all seems to be going well.”

The singer, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1979, currently fronts Heaven & Hell and Dio.


Terry Gilliam: “We’re doomed – what is going on with the world?”

The brain behind some of cinema's craziest epics talks climate change, Adolf Hitler, Brexit Britain – and getting his big break with Terry Jones

Courteeners’ Liam Fray: “The band is my life. When it’s not going great, my life’s not going great”

Fray on the road through darkness that led to new album 'More. Again. Forever.'

Savages’s Jehnny Beth tells us how David Bowie and ‘Peaky Blinders’ shaped her wild solo album

"In my core I felt that there was something that I hadn’t done yet – and that was this record"