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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Retirement From Full-Scale Touring Over His Health Concerns


Pioneering heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has officially announced his retirement from touring at large. The 74-year-old has been sidelined for several years now after a late night fall in 2019 ruptured several steel rods that were previously surgically inserted in him. Those rods had been  inserted to help him recover from a serious ATV accident he was involved in back in 2003.

Osbourne‘s mobility and quality of life was drastically diminished from his 2019 fall, which occurred during a late night bathroom trip. Several surgical procedures were performed in the years since, but also left him with lingering side effects in the form of nerve damage and more.

Speaking overnight, Osbourne, who also suffers from PRKN 2 (a form or Parkinson’s Disease), issued a statement in which he revealed that he has cancelled his long-postponed European/UK tour. Furthermore, he sadly revealed that he will no longer be able to tour at all given his health concerns.

Osbourne still hopes to perform live in a limited fashion. Notably his recent live appearances were undertaken with the aid a brace behind his back to help him stay upright.

Osbourne‘s statement reads as follows:

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. 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.

I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, 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 FUCKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.

Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My 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.

I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, Judas Priest, 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.

I love you all…”

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