The rocker is set to put some of his personal items under the hammer with the proceeds donated to the U.K. National Health Service amid the coronavirus pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Rocker Tony Iommi is auctioning a selection of personal items, including a guitar he played onstage with Black Sabbath, to support Britain's National Health Service.

As healthcare staff struggle amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the rock legend announced he was auctioning signed collectable DVD box sets, CDs and vinyl discs, along with the guitar, which will also be signed by the musician.

The money raised from the sale will benefit University Hospitals Birmingham in Iommi's home city in the U.K., with the 72 year old reflecting the public health crisis was "difficult for everyone" but showed the "great work" of the NHS.

"It's horrible but in some ways it's bringing people together more and realising what we do have in this country with the NHS and the great things they do," he said, reported the BBC.

Iommi, who is a patron of the specialist cancer ward at Heartlands Hospital, had the idea for the auction while clearing out his studio during self-isolation.

The guitar has attracted almost $4,940 in bids since the auction went live on Monday, April 6, 2020, and the star said he is "hoping to make a lot more on that."

Justine Davy, head of fundraising at the healthcare organisation, said the NHS was "incredibly grateful" for Iommi's support "at this difficult time."

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