Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

Former Black Sabbath and Rainbow singer starts treatment immediately

Trending Now

Ways to keep reading Uncut during lockdown

Even if you can't leave the house, there's no need to miss an issue

Bob Marley: “He sent messages to the world”

A legend in exile: Uncut explores Marley's momentous year in London

Watch Itasca’s exclusive Uncut session

Filmed outside her home near Joshua Tree, California

Kraftwerk – The Ultimate Music Guide

Celebrating 50 years of Kraftwerk and the life of their late co-founder Florian Schneider, this 124 page premium publication...

Ronnie James Dio, former vocalist with Black Sabbath and Rainbow, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

The American singer, currently fronting Heaven And Hell with Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler as well as his own band Dio, is to “start treatment immediately”, according to his wife and manager, Wendy.

She added: “After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs; doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.”

Dio was recruited by Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore in 1975 to form Rainbow. He then left to join Black Sabbath in 1979, following Ozzy Osbourne’s departure. He has fronted his band Dio since 1982.

Latest music and film news on

Bookmark and Share


Latest Issue

Bob Marley, Marc Bolan, John Prine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Joy Division, Joan As Police Woman, Irmin Schmidt, Paul Weller and Captain Beefheart