Over the last years the legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne had some health issues that prevented him from touring. He had to postpone his scheduled concerts alongside Judas Priest many times, but now he canceled the tour dates and lamented that his touring days came to an end, because his body is “weak”, as he said in an official 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 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 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.”
“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…” Ozzy Osbourne said.
Thousands of fans replied to his official statement on his social networks, thanking him for all the years of touring and recording, saying how grateful they are for the impact Ozzy had on their lives.
His most recent album is “Patient Number 9”, released in 2022, that had many special guests like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde.
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