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Ozzy Osbourne Planning A Pair Of Farewell Shows In His Hometown Of Birmingham, England


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Having faced down years of surgeries and a decline in his mobility following a 2019 fall, heavy metal’s prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne apparently hopes to conclude his live career with a pair of farewell shows in his hometown of Birmingham, England.

Osbourne‘s dreams of taking to the stage in a full-fledged fashion have only partially been realized since that late night tumble dislodged steel rods previously surgically inserted in him following a 2003 ATV accident.

Multiple surgeries to try to correct the injuries sustained in that fall left Osbourne with persistent side effects and complications, including nerve damage, which thus far has continued to sideline him from his passion of playing live. While Osbourne has managed perform a few songs live in recent years, he did so with the aid of a vertical brace attached to the ground and his back which ensured he stayed upright.

The 75-year-old metal legend also suffers from PRKN 2. He last hoped to play the first-ever ‘Power Trip‘ festival this past fall, but ultimately was forced to cancel amid his health concerns.

Per a new piece posted via The Mirror, his wife Sharon stated of his live farewell plans:

“He won’t tour again, but we are planning on doing two more shows to say goodbye as he feels like ‘I have never said goodbye to my fans and I want to say goodbye properly’. We will do it in Aston Villa where Ozzy is from.”

In addition to those final live shows, a new studio album from Osbourne is also in the works with producer Andrew Watt once again behind the boards.

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