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Black Sabbath releases photo of Tony Iommi’s hand

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Black Sabbath releases photo of Tony Iommi’s hand

The image was published in the official Black Sabbath Twitter profile with the caption “Hand of Doom”.


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The accident

Tony Iommi lost the two-fingered tip of his right hand in an accident. He worked in a factory. His job was to weld plates that a colleague cut using a machine. One day, when his mate was missing, Tony tried to operate the machine by himself and cut the tip of his ring and middle fingers.

He gathered the pieces and took them to the hospital, but it was not possible to do the reimplantation. At first there would not be much trouble at the time of playing, but Tony is left-handed and his right hand works on the instrument’s arm. He uses prostheses instead of his fingertips and prefers softer strings because of the problem.

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