Ozzy Osbourne postponed all shows in 2019. After going through the pneumonia, Ozzy fell at home and suffered an unspecified serious injury. According to a press release, the fall revived problems that had arisen with another fall he had in 2003. He remains under medical care in Los Angeles, but will have to undergo surgery.
“I don’t think I have to reschedule any more tour dates,” Ozzy said. “Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am about not being able to tour now. I am grateful for all the love and support I am getting from my family, my band, friends and fans. It’s what’s kept me going. Know that I’m getting better every day … I’m going to recover completely … I’m going to finish the tour … I’ll be back! ”
The shows have been postponed to 2020 and the tickets will be valid for the next dates, to be announced.
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (born 3 December 1948), also known as The Prince of Darkness, is an English vocalist, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States.
Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal”.
Osbourne’s total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million. As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band.
Possessing a distinctive singing voice, Osbourne, as a native of Birmingham, is known for his strong Brummie accent – he has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, he received the Global Icon Award. In 2015 Osbourne received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
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