On December 24th, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was sadly diagnosed with pneumonia. His wife Gloria took to social media and shared photos of him donning a face mask while seated in his doctor’s office.
She wrote along with photo: “After day 1 at Dr with my husband & was told he was negative for flu, Covid, strep & tonsillitis; I said…well, he’s positive for being a pain in my arse. Day 2 at Dr, he was told he has pneumonia. Although, still positive for being a pain; I now feel guilty for thinking that. #ugh #mypoorhusband #feelbetter #menmaketheworstpatients #geezerbutler”.
Geezer Butler is widely considered to be one of the most influential bassists in rock music. He was a founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH, and his bass style is widely credited with laying the foundation for the entire genre. His groundbreaking approach to playing saw him exploring new styles, techniques, and sounds within the instrument, pushing the boundaries of what was possible.
BLACK SABBATH‘s last concert was held on February 4th, 2017, at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. The show marked the end of their final world tour, which began in June 2016 and visited multiple countries around the globe. It was an emotional night for both the band and their dedicated fans who had followed them for decades. The setlist was packed with classic hits, such as “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”, “War Pigs” and “Children of the Grave”. After the show concluded, frontman Ozzy Osbourne took a few moments to thank the fans for their unwavering support over the years. He also thanked his bandmates, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, for their invaluable contributions to the band’s legacy.