Dio Diagnosed With Cancer
2009-11-25 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 109 Comments

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. The diagnosis comes after the singer admitted himself to the hospital after feeling ill last week. His wife released the following statement:

"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.

Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio."

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Arucard
November 25th 2009

570 Comments


long live Dio!

if anyone can kill the fuck out of cancer, its Dio.



Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2009

17114 Comments


: (

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TRMshadow
November 25th 2009

4982 Comments


He's not my favorite, but this is really sad.

hykudos
November 25th 2009

458 Comments


did she really say 'this dragon' ?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2009

30294 Comments


She's married to Dio, of course she said "this dragon".

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mutatedfreek
November 25th 2009

7351 Comments


Oh shi... =[

TomServo
November 25th 2009

542 Comments


NO! NOT DIO!!

this sucks. Hopefully, everything turns out alright.



PanasonicYouth
November 25th 2009

7410 Comments


nooo...
proof that there is no god
OF METAL
unless its dio
you fuckers know what i'm getting at dammit

NebSnurb
November 25th 2009

535 Comments


Dio will win.

jrowa001
November 25th 2009

8749 Comments


wheres the source for this?

Relinquished
November 25th 2009

22350 Comments


Dio vs. cancer
human vs. virus
knight vs. dragon
............................
Go Dio.

DiceMan
November 25th 2009

7068 Comments


This is sad. RIP Dio

KILL
November 25th 2009

67072 Comments


DIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TRMshadow
November 25th 2009

4982 Comments


HE'S NOT DEAD YET!!!

Skyler
November 25th 2009

1084 Comments


RIP?

DiceMan
November 25th 2009

7068 Comments


Shhhhh I'm being negative then if he dies I will not be surprised but when he lives I will be able to have a celebration full of happiness and butterflies.

jrowa001
November 25th 2009

8749 Comments


nvm.

this is really sad news. Dio is a legend. hope he can fight it and recover. probably shouldnt tour even after he gets better

shoobop11
November 25th 2009

10 Comments


O.O NOOOO

KieranVandRakim
November 25th 2009

332 Comments


: ( that sucks, good thing the cancer's still in its early stages

Roach
November 25th 2009

2149 Comments


good thing Ronnie is a dragon slayer

TheStarclassicTreatment
November 25th 2009

2909 Comments


I actually felt really upset when I saw the news title

Good to see he's gonna keep slaying dragons though

zaruyache
November 25th 2009

4800 Comments


FUCK

Glad they caught it early on. Hope kicks this demon like he's kicked every other and gets back on stage soon!

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Thor
November 25th 2009

10158 Comments


Dio will live forever. Literally.

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RevengeSoldier
November 25th 2009

294 Comments


Cancer is nothing compared to dio. It's more like some poor old cancer has got a fatal case of dio and dio is about to kick its ass. That cancer BETTER be fucking afraid.

FyreNail
November 25th 2009

171 Comments


Shiiit. Good they got it in the early stages. Hope everything turns out OK

Roach
November 25th 2009

2149 Comments


guys I was only kidding Dio isn't a dragon slayer his days are probably numbered

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2009

30294 Comments


"Cancer is nothing compared to dio. It's more like some poor old cancer has got a fatal case of dio and dio is about to kick its ass. That cancer BETTER be fucking afraid."

Brought the lulz

Douchebag
November 25th 2009

3624 Comments


NO!!

This is really really sad. This guy IS metal! He better get better!

"if anyone can kill the fuck out of cancer, its Dio."

this this this!

Blindsided
November 25th 2009

1871 Comments


Actually listening to Sacred Heart right now

jimmyisjonny
November 25th 2009

207 Comments


This isn't news. As if cancer can hurt Dio.

Douchebag
November 25th 2009

3624 Comments


Going to blast the Holy Diver album all day.

Bleekill
November 25th 2009

832 Comments


Fucking hell, I hope he can pull through this.

blender715
November 25th 2009

27 Comments


Ah, this sucks. Hope he gets through it.

JoshIsNumber3
November 25th 2009

151 Comments


LIKE A TUMOR IN THE DARK!

Roach
November 25th 2009

2149 Comments


rofl

aresx
November 25th 2009

293 Comments


i hate his music, but i respect the bastard haha
that blows

Ire
November 25th 2009

41453 Comments


That really sucks I hope he recovers.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2009

30294 Comments


Ain't a news article until JoshIsNumber3 comments on it

RIP cancer

paxman
November 25th 2009

4083 Comments


Hope he gets well.

Cerbyrus
November 25th 2009

565 Comments


: (

Carnifex
November 25th 2009

1918 Comments


Was a fan of Dio's work when I was younger, hope he recovers.

drasticaction74
November 25th 2009

1675 Comments


he'll fight it. with his rock

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kitsch
November 25th 2009

5105 Comments


dio sucks

AnotherBrick
November 25th 2009

9766 Comments


figured someone would be making jokes about it on here because cancer is totally a laughing matter

Nikkolae
November 25th 2009

4382 Comments


holy fucking monkey shit! D:

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Douchebag
November 25th 2009

3624 Comments


"figured someone would be making jokes about it on here because cancer is totally a laughing matter"

Agreed. Laughing at this is just low...even for sputnik.

Arucard
November 25th 2009

570 Comments


In all honesty, i think the headline should read 'Cancer diagnosed with Dio'

RIP CANCER YOU ARE GONNA GET FUCKED UP BITCHEZ!!!!

yeah i really hope he pulls through this

Nikkolae
November 25th 2009

4382 Comments


it might be low for sputnik but it aint gonna be too low for JoshIsNumber3...

rasputin
November 25th 2009

14504 Comments


pfft, cancer's got nothing on Dio

shindip
November 25th 2009

3536 Comments


Fuck that cancer Dio. Fuckit in the tumor!

JacobsLadder
November 25th 2009

554 Comments


that sucks hope he gets well.

Ruminations
November 25th 2009

125 Comments


I thought this said Dido.

Flatliner
November 25th 2009

668 Comments


Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he's clean
Oh don't you see what I mean!

myhigherpie
November 25th 2009

3027 Comments


listening to heaven and hell on repeat and praying for his safe recovery.

random
November 25th 2009

2243 Comments


Crap. One of the kings of metal has got cancer. Sad news.

bloc
November 25th 2009

34491 Comments


poor guy, my mom had cancer. i wish him recovery.

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Pastor of Muppets
November 25th 2009

237 Comments


Fuck cancer. Cancer has no respect.

CrazyFool84
November 25th 2009

1078 Comments


oh God, sendin' the good vibes your way Ronnie, this is awful news but like mentioned if anyone can beat it I'm sure it's Dio

marksellsuswallets
November 25th 2009

4848 Comments


omg not Dio =(

TNY
November 25th 2009

571 Comments


Fucking lame. He better pull through. There is no way Dio can die by conventional means.

Mags172
November 25th 2009

127 Comments


Hopefully he will kill this damn dragon, it will be very sad if the dragon overcomes him.

Disconnected
November 25th 2009

485 Comments


If he dies, it will be such a shame. I want to see a second Heaven and Hell album.

Lions
November 25th 2009

1015 Comments


Dio's going to win. He's got to.

R6Rider
November 25th 2009

4064 Comments


Dio>>>>>>>>>>cancer

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Relinquished
November 25th 2009

22350 Comments


Cancer ain't got shit on Dio

Satellite
November 25th 2009

19811 Comments


Lame. Stomach cancer is scary shit.

I've never been a Dio fan, but I wish him the very best.

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J34
November 25th 2009

24 Comments


"long live Dio!
if anyone can kill the fuck out of cancer, its Dio."

Well him and Chuck Norris

Klekticist
November 25th 2009

1258 Comments


dio > cancer

myhigherpie
November 25th 2009

3027 Comments


If Dio dies, it's going to be by the hands of an evil wizard or a black dragon or some shit... not cancer.

beans
November 25th 2009

2332 Comments


enter the dio

Slimjim367
November 25th 2009

512 Comments


lol

HipsterHolocaust
November 26th 2009

774 Comments


Dio can't die, Dio won't die.

"figured someone would be making jokes about it on here because cancer is totally a laughing matter"

Agreed. Laughing at this is just low...even for sputnik.


No it isn't.

onexrainyday
November 26th 2009

8 Comments


Guys guys. he's obviously going to kick it's ass, I mean jesus christ. . . it's RJD we're talking about. the guy owns at life.

Dystopic
November 26th 2009

183 Comments


Horns up!

iwrestledabigmaconce
November 26th 2009

251 Comments


Not meaning to be the downer here but Stomach is one of the hardest cancers to get rid of along with liver and pancreatic cancer.
Also one of the most painful cancers.


Really hope he fights this well.
Dio was one of the first metal bands I ever listened to.
A huge gateway band.

Douchebag
November 26th 2009

3624 Comments


"Too many dragon jokes already"

lol there is never enough dragon jokes when it comes to dio!

syco722
November 26th 2009

492 Comments


This is horrible :[

Jips
November 26th 2009

1127 Comments


Never thought that dio was a mortal...

Titan50
November 26th 2009

4588 Comments


Holy shit

Damrod
Moderator
November 26th 2009

1093 Comments


Stomach cancer is one of the nastiest types of cancer you can get as far as I know... good they kinda catched it in the early stages

TheyTookOurJobs
November 26th 2009

1318 Comments


i dont even like his music much but i still hope he survives

Greggers
November 26th 2009

2375 Comments


I saw the title and winced, hope he gets better soon.

Join me my metal brethren in raising horns to Dio's safe recovery!

qwe3
November 26th 2009

21154 Comments


one of my mate's dads has stomach cancer. awful fucking thing.

that said, dio v.s. cancer isnt even a contest

nychicano
November 26th 2009

307 Comments


You guys are kidding yourselves if you think cancer can kill Dio.

LoUd3
November 26th 2009

37 Comments


Hang in there bro.

MetalMassacreAttack
November 26th 2009

424 Comments


DIO FIGHTING!

Nagrarok
November 26th 2009

7956 Comments


LIKE A TUMOR IN THE DARK!


Dio made some pretty great metul, and I wish him to recover, but I couldn't help laughing at this.

Torii
November 26th 2009

800 Comments


FUCK

Altmer
November 26th 2009

5652 Comments


i don't hugely like his music but that sucks get better soon

zaruyache
November 26th 2009

4800 Comments


I'm waiting for the obligatory photoshop pic of Dio fighting a giant crap. AND WINNING!

MentalityOfA
November 26th 2009

1213 Comments


Not really something anyone wants to happen to them, so I know I'd be pretty down after finding out I had cancer.

Best of luck to Dio.

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gocsa666
November 26th 2009

71 Comments


Dio will kill that f*cking cancer with his bare hands. I'm sure. Him and Lemmy are the two true gods of metal, they'll never die.

LepreCon
November 26th 2009

3544 Comments


Wow that cancer really picked the wrong guy eh?
Trust Roach, Kitsch and Joshisnumber3 to be cockheads

JoshIsNumber3
November 26th 2009

151 Comments


Trust you to get bent out of shape about it.

Roach
November 26th 2009

2149 Comments


Trust LeperCon to be a Dio butt plug

KILL
November 26th 2009

67072 Comments


yea but seriously josh go die u prick

milrichouse
November 26th 2009

11 Comments


He was awesome in the Tenacious D movie, I feel bad that I don't actually know him from anywhere else, hope he gets through it.

Greggers
November 26th 2009

2375 Comments


After he gets his pet dragon to maim and destroy that cancer Dio's gonna slay Josh with his enchanted longsword while listening to Heaven and Hell turned up to 11.

Ire
November 26th 2009

41453 Comments


Brosef, Holy Divah!

JoshIsNumber3
November 26th 2009

151 Comments



yea but seriously josh go die u prick


lmao I'll get right on that.

Greggers
November 26th 2009

2375 Comments


Cool story bro

HipsterHolocaust
November 26th 2009

774 Comments


Josh is exactly what this little news story needed. Amidst all the shitty dragon jokes was there anything actually funny to be said. Thank Josh for his quip.

Not his problem a few of you people can't take a joke. Sad... especially when a quarter of the users here probably frequent 4chan or some other gay shit.

Surprised I haven't seen the typical "I've known people with cancer, so its not funny" response.

vincevega
November 26th 2009

48 Comments


"after he kills this dragon" that's so bad ass

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2009

1918 Comments


I am quite confident that Dio will kill cancer dead.

Like, when he beats it, it won't infect another individual.

Kind of like how he took care of the pedo/rapist in the Rainbow in the Dark video.

XulOnerom
November 26th 2009

1817 Comments


Didn't he lost a thumb years ago and they reattached it??

Matt718
November 26th 2009

28 Comments


I cant stomach this. niether can dio. hell probobly die

SylentEcho
November 27th 2009

1570 Comments


oh no!!!

Bullitt
November 27th 2009

1666 Comments


Who is going to slay the dragons in 2012 if Dio isn't here? Dio we need you! Pull through!

TheSpirit
November 28th 2009

16661 Comments


Dio will never die.

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