Ozzy Osbourne to sit out Power Trip this year
Ozzy Osbourne was scheduled to make his live comeback this year at Power Trip but, that will not be happening after all. Back in February Ozzy shared a statement saying his touring career would be over. Ozzy cited a spine injury sustained years prior as the reason for not touring anymore and even canceled his previously announced Farewell Tour. He originally planned to make a comeback next year but got a bit too ahead of himself by agreeing to perform at Power Trip in October. He now says he is "just not ready yet."
Below you can read the statement released by Ozzy.
As painful as this is, I've had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October.
My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward.
Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I'm just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.
The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed.
Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support.
I love you all and I will see you soon.