Ozzy Osbourne's touring career is done
The singer has cancelled his upcoming farewell tour due to poor health
According to Ozzy Osbourne, in a statement released on social media, his touring career is over as he is no longer physically capable. The 74-year-old says he damaged his spine four years ago in a major accident and cannot take on the travel required for a tour anymore. May was set to be the start of his farewell European and UK tour.
Osbourne says in the statement:
"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, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak."
As a result of the initial spinal injury, Osbourne postponed his 2019 tour, saying that he was "honestly humbled by the way you've all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time."
Several health setbacks have beset the singer in the last few years, including the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in January 2020, the contracting of Covid-19 in April 2022, and the surgery two months later.
The Osbourne 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."
Lastly, he thanked everyone "for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have."