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Ronnie Dio update

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Ronnie James Dio, who is undergoing treatment for his cancer at a Houston hospital, sends his thanks for all the words of your support and encouragement:

I’d like to take the time to thank everyone for the most wonderful gift I have ever received — your good wishes, your prayers, your support, your tears and laughter, your anger, your rejoicing, and most of all the unwavering love you have bestowed upon me. I guess I’ve always felt that we were one person and that you’ve allowed me to be our spokesman, but until this time of my greatest peril, the truth was perhaps slightly hidden. It is hidden no more. Together we shall face the foe and live on to climb higher mountains and explore greater magic. Together we cannot fail.

Please accept my never-ending love and dedication to you all.

So it is written, and so it shall be.

Magic, from Ronnie James Dio

Meanwhile, Heaven & Hell have been confirmed to headline several open air festivals next summer in Europe, which tells me that Ronnie and his management are very optimistic about his prospects for speedy recovery.

Fans can send get-well cards via his official fan club. We are being promised that everything arrived to this address will be delivered into Ronnie’s hands:

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

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

19 Comments to “Ronnie Dio update”:

  1. 1
    napa ale says:

    Get well soon, Dio. You are the voice of heavy metal and your fans dont derserve your silence! Rise!

  2. 2
    NachoDeepPurple says:

    I love you ronnie, tank you for your music, your voice, your talent, your energy, your dedication, you are the hard rock, if you go away, the music will never be the same…get well soon, big fan from Argentina, i hope i see you soon again on the road!

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Rot Iron Soul!!!

  4. 4
    HZ says:

    Great news! Ronnie will be just OK. Still a lot work to do..

  5. 5
    elprupdeep says:

    don’t go to see Cosy yet!!!!
    I am sure he is ok over there without you!
    he didn’t deserve to go so fast so don;t do like him please.
    have a wonderful christmas with a little glass of wine no more.
    long live to you RONNIE.

  6. 6
    stefan says:

    Keep the magic flowing Ronnie…….The best is yet to come !!!!

  7. 7
    Master of Volume says:

    Long live Ronnie’n’Roll!

  8. 8
    David Sanderson says:

    Get well soon Ronnie, just remember there are many people thinking of you and wishing you well.

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 5

    Dont think CoZY felt very cosy when he slipped that day.
    His real name was Colin I think btw…..

  10. 10
    Sami says:

    RJD is going to get through this, that’s for sure!!

    Merry Christmas to all the Purple-heads here at

    HS, take care & enjoy yourselves!


  11. 11
    Michael James says:

    You dream the dream…
    live the scheme…
    Walk the road that defines a shimmering sheen…
    The light reflects the waves of the approaching path…
    Leaving no regrets on the traveled path…
    For each day spent; One less is to be had.

    I sat here and wrote this down this morning with you in mind Ronnie. For over 3 decades now I have been so inspired by your music, words, wisdom, and more I could mention yet… Please allow me to send these words to you with all I have to offer along with my thoughts, best wishes and prayers…

  12. 12
    Pablo David says:

    thanks for your magic ronnie dio!! forever your rock and roll

  13. 13
    Yevgeny Kotlyar says:

    Prayers and the best wishes from Ukraine.
    Speedy recovery and hard rock strength to conquer this dragon.

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    DAWG says:




  15. 15
    Harris says:

    I’m just 11 yrs old and I love all of your work, as you’re my favourite singer. I hope you’ll recover soon and I’ll see you on a concert in Greece-Thessaloniki.

  16. 16
    Charlieo47 says:

    Ronnie….Fight the good fight! This can be beaten, I know, I did….Thank you for the great music from Elf to Heaven and Hell!! You Rock!!!

  17. 17
    Bill Atkinson says:


    You will always be to me, the first in line, and not the last.Long live rock and roll and you, Ronnie James Dio.

    Bill Atkinson.

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    Jason Shine says:

    Ronnie i would like to wish you all the best in your fight and im sure as all your fans are that you will beat it! I have been a fan since i heard long live rock n roll and think you are amazing in what you do. You truely are one of the greats of heavy metal. Get well real soon cause i wanna see you rocking out here in the UK very soon. All the best and god bless you and god speed a full recovery!

    Jason Shine

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    Jimmy says:

    En este momento es cuando debes pensar en el Dios que tanto te gusta ofender…

    Que Dios te bendiga…. espero te recuperes pronto….!!!!

    Saludos desde Costa Rica.

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