Ozzy Osbourne Retires from Touring Amid Health Concerns
Ozzy Osbourne has announced some sad news.
On Tuesday (January 31), the 74-year-old Black Sabbath lead vocalist announced that he was retiring from touring and cancelling his upcoming tour.
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“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,” Ozzy wrote on Instagram.
“My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage,” Ozzy continued. “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.”
He added, “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–KS ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way,” Ozzy wrote. “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.”
Ozzy concluded, “I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, @JudasPriest, 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.”
Ozzy‘s announcement comes after he underwent life-altering surgery last summer.
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