Ozzy Osbourne jumping off a tour bus.
On Wednesday, the legendary Black Sabbath frontman announced he was officially retiring from touring due to ongoing health issues related to a spinal cord injury that worsened again in 2019. The No More Tours II Tour. The remaining UK and European dates, which were due to start in May, have been cancelled.
In a statement on social media, Osbourne said, “This is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve had to share with my loyal fans.”As you know, four years ago this month, I had a serious accident and injured his spine.”
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne has announced he is retiring from touring.
Osborne fractured multiple bones, including vertebrae in his neck, in a dangerous ATV accident in 2003. His condition worsened in 2019 when the “Crazy Train” singer suffered a “bad fall.”ruined all the vertebrae in my neckand requested at the time that he postpone the European tour dates until he had recovered.
In a statement, Osbourne said it became his “sole purpose” to perform on stage in front of his fans, adding that he “has a great voice.”
“But after three surgeries, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and the recent breakthrough Cybernics (HAL) treatment, my body is still physically weak.” I am aware that I am physically unable to make the upcoming European/UK tour dates.”
“Believe me when I say that the idea of letting the fans down is really F—- ME UP more than you know,” he continued. I never imagined it would end like this, my team is currently coming up with ideas for where we can perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”
Osbourne concluded his statement by thanking his family, band and fellow metal legend Judas Priest for their support. “And of course, to all of my fans for their unfailing devotion, loyalty, support and giving me a life I never dreamed possible. I love you all.”
First announced in 2017, No More Tours II has been postponed multiple times over the years due to Osborne’s health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Although fans won’t get to see him perform on stage, the Prince of Darkness continues to rock to this day. patient number 9was released in September and was nominated for Best Rock Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
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