OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS HIS EUROPEAN TOUR AND SAYS HE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY “WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL FROM CITY TO CITY AND COUNTRY TO COUNTRY”
The following is statement from Ozzy Osbourne:
“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.
My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.
I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really F-CKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.
Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.
I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, Judas Priest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.
I love you all…”
Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.
Osbourne initially postponed his entire 2019 schedule as he recovered from surgery to repair an injury sustained while dealing with a bout of pneumonia. The tour was postponed a second time after he continued to deal with health issues following a fall in his Los Angeles home. That fall “aggravated years-old injuries” from an ATV accident that occurred in 2003. The tour was pushed back a third time in October 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Three years ago, the singer revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“It’s PRKN 2,” said his wife, Sharon [Osbourne] recounted in an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts for Good Morning America. “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s; it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. And it’s — it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day…”
… [Ozzy added], “I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses, you know?”
Ozzy’s latest album, Patient Number 9, has been nominated four Grammy awards. The Prince of Darkness’ 13th studio recording is nominated in following categories: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for Patient Number 9, featuring Jeff Beck and Best Metal Performance for Degradation Rules, featuring his Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi.
Why not just do what everybody else does when they can’t travel anymore… set up a residency in Jas Vegas!
LAS Vegas! Not Jas! I’m tired
Don’t know if Ozzy wants to do a residency in Vegas since he’s been vocal about leaving the United States.
Ozzy was a great entertainer, but i think its time for him to retire from music.
That’s true bro, but it would solve the issue of “where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.” He wouldn’t have to move back here to perform in Vegas for a while, if that’s what he wanted to do, just a “shot in the dark” 😉
Good ole’ Ozzman, he’s not down nor is he out. I think we, the fans, know it’s time for Ozzy to rest in his easy throne. I guess Ozzy need to keep telling himself he will be back to the stage since that’s what he lives for and to get away from SHAAAARRRRRONNNN!!
God I hate that I’ve become so cynical ,, we could see ozzy set up a residency in Vegas it makes complete sense Sharon has had to have contemplated or planned this already , and sadly the lip sync system will be deployed it’s the perfect controlled environment for control of everything – I hope OZZY calls it a day really he’s old in bad health his voice is not fine no matter what he claims and Sharon can’t help herself I fear she will keep milking the cash cow ….