This heavy metal legend isn’t going to be joining the large ranks of celebrities that have recently passed away anytime soon.

The 68-year-old guitarist announced at the Spire Parkway Hospital’s Specialist Care Centre in Solihull, England that the lymphoma that has been plaguing his system since 2012 has gone into remission.

“I am in remission, and hopefully this situation will continue,” he told The Birmingham Mail. “I came back to hospital straight after [Black Sabbath] finished a round of European tour dates, and the good news is that everything is all right up to this point.”

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Iommi was unveiling an award given to the £1.3 million facility that had been providing him treatment when he made the announcement.

The declaration is ideal timing for the band’s 2017 globally-spanning farewell tour The End, and has even inspired the possibility of future tour dates, should the conditions be agreeable with Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward.

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