Heavy steel legend Ozzy Osbourne introduced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates within the U.Okay. and continental Europe.
Osbourne issued a press release early Wednesday saying harm to his backbone suffered in an accident 4 years in the past will forestall him from touring.
“I’m actually humbled by the way in which you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, however in all good conscience, I have now come to the conclusion that I’m not bodily able to doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I do know I couldn’t cope with the journey required,” Osbourne mentioned.
The 74-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the steel band Black Sabbath mentioned “my singing voice is okay” however mentioned he remained bodily weak following three operations, stem cell therapies, bodily remedy and Hybrid Assistive Limb therapy, which makes use of a robotic exoskeleton to assist enhance motion and stability.
He thanked his household, followers, band and crew members and fellow steel pioneers Judas Priest.
“By no means would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this fashion,” Osbourne mentioned. “My staff is at the moment developing with concepts for the place I will carry out with out having to journey from metropolis to metropolis and nation to nation.”
Ticket refunds shall be out there on the level of buy, the assertion mentioned.
Osbourne beforehand canceled tour dates in Europe and North America in 2019 resulting from well being issues, together with a “unhealthy fall” wherein he mentioned he injured vertebrae in his neck.
The singer, who loved solo success after leaving Black Sabbath, introduced in 2020 that he had been identified with Parkinson’s illness, a nervous system dysfunction that impacts motion.