Ozzy Osbourne cancels tour: “I am not physically able to meet my dates” | shows

Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the UK and mainland Europe.

Osbourne released a statement Wednesday saying spinal damage he sustained in an accident four years ago will prevent him from touring.

“I am sincerely humbled by the way in which you have patiently preserved your tickets all this time, but in all conscience I have now realized that I am not physically able to meet my tour dates in Europe and the UK, as I know I wouldn’t be able to cope with the travel required,” Osbourne said.

The 74-year-old Grammy winner and former lead singer of the metal band Black Sabbath said “my singing voice is fine.” But he acknowledged that he became physically weak after three surgeries, stem cell treatments, physical therapy and the Hybrid Limb Assist treatment, which uses a robotic exoskeleton to improve movement and balance.

He thanked his family, fans, band and crew members, and metal pioneers Judas Priest.

“I never would have imagined my touring days would end like this,” Osbourne said. “My team is currently brainstorming ideas so I can introduce myself without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”

Ticket refunds will be available at the place of purchase, the statement said.

Osbourne canceled tour dates in Europe and North America in 2019 due to health concerns, including an “ugly fall” in which he says he strained vertebrae in his neck.

The singer, who enjoyed success as a solo artist after leaving Black Sabbath, announced in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.

Osbourne and the other three members of Black Sabbath were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Osbourne and his family, including his wife Sharon and two of their three children, are the stars of his reality show “The Osbournes.”

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