Ozzy Osbourne recently took to social media to announce that he is retiring from touring due to a spinal injury.
Ozzy has scrapped the remaining dates of his No More Tours II that first began in 2018. In 2019, he postponed the European leg of the tour after he injured himself in a fall at home that aggravated a spinal injury he initially suffered during a nearly fatal quad-bike accident in 2003. After health complications and the Covid-19 pandemic caused more postponements, tour dates were scheduled for May 2023 that have now been canceled.
“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” Ozzy wrote in a statement shared across his social accounts. “As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine. 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 sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
Saying that he is “humbled” by his fans’ decision to hold onto their No More Tours II tickets for close to four years, Ozzy wrote, “But in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really F*CKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. I want to thank my family..my band…my crew..my longtime friends, @JudasPriest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have,” Osbourne concluded. “I love you all.”
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