Updated: Dio diagnosed with cancer

On November 18th I brought you the news that Ronnie James Dio had been forced to cancel tour dates due to taking ill and being hospitalised.

Yesterday his wife posted an update to the official website of Dio to announce that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

“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 around 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”

We wish Ronnie a speedy recovery and hope that he is back fighting fit in no time!


If you wish to send a card to Ronnie and his family during this time please do so at the following address:

Dio Fan Club, 12400 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 624, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.


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