December 7, 2009

Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

Ronnie James Dio at movie premier in 2006.

The heavy metal band Dio recently cancelled the remainder of their 2009 European tour, as lead singer Ronnie James Dio was taken ill. The following post by Ronnie's wife Wendy is the most recent update to appear on the official web site -

Here is the latest update from Wendy Dio:

"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"

Get well cards and letters can be sent to the fan club.

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

Joe Siegler of Black Sabbath Online is also collecting E-Mails at, and will forward them to Ronnie James Dio. Ronnie, you should remember, formerly sang for Black Sabbath and their recent sequel band Heaven & Hell. "Please note - if you're talking about making some digital card or something in Photoshop, please print that and mail it yourself."


Kameron D Kiggins said...

Bummer. I hope he pulls through.

Dan, Jr. said...

I hope he pulls through too. He's a special kind of guy. He works hard for good causes, including real rock 'n roll and animal rescue.


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