Dio is kicking cancer's BUTT!!!

RONNIE JAMES DIO is on the way to beating stomach cancer! Doctors have found that his tumour has shrunk considerably!

The Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio frontman's health crisis prompted his current band Heaven & Hell to scrap European dates last year (09) and he has been in treatment to combat the disease ever since.

Now, Dio's wife and manager Wendy has posted an online update on his condition.

She writes, "It has been Ronnie's 7th chemo, another cat scan and another endoscopy, and the results are good - the main tumour has shrunk considerably, and our visits to Houston (cancer clinic in Texas) are now every three weeks instead of every two weeks."