Metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who is currently undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic after being recently diagnosed with stomach cancer, has issued a written statement to Blabbermouth.net thanking his legions of fans for their tremendous outpouring of support. We’ve got the details on the flipside… as well as info on how you can send your own well-wishes to Ronnie.
According to the statement, Dio expressed his gratitude for what he considers “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,” he continues, “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.”
The site also passed along the address of the official Dio Fan Club, through which well-wishers can send cards and letters to Ronnie:
Dio Fan Club
12400 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 624
Studio City, CA
You can also email him your support at firstname.lastname@example.org, from which the webmaster will print out your message and send it along to Ronnie and his wife & manager Wendy Dio.