Ozzy Osbourne Will Tour No More
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After making numerous attempts to improve his health, Ozzy Osbourne has now announced that he had given up on his dream of going on tour once more.
The Prince of Darkness stated that he is “not physically capable” anymore. Thus, canceling his previously scheduled 2023 European performances.
Looking back, his worst setback was due to an accident at home in 2019 that destroyed metal supports that had been previously implanted in his body. Even though he has been able to continue working in the studio and has made a few one-off stage appearances, Osbourne has announced that he would not be continuing his long-delayed farewell tour and those ticket holders will receive refunds.
Supposedly, the tour was set to continue in Helsinki, Finland, on May 3. He said in a statement:
“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 vybernics (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 FUCKS 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.”
Osbourne also did not forget to thank his family, bandmates, crew, planned tour partners Judas Priest and his fans for “endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.” He signed off by saying, “I love you all…”
Two months ago, he gave a hint to his fans that he was near the end of his touring career. He stated during that time:
“My head is alright, my creativity is OK, my singing’s OK but I just can’t fucking walk much now. I can’t tell you how fucking frustrating life has become… I’ve never been this ill this long in my life.”