Ozzy Cancels Tour, Retires From Touring

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It was inevitable, following all the surgeries that his wife, Sharon, described as “life-altering,” and his 2020 diagnosis with Parkinson’s. Today (Feb. 1, 2023), Ozzy Osbourne announced that he has retired from touring, noting that he’s “not physically capable.” The tour, originally announced in 2018, and set to finally resume five years later on May 3 with Judas Priest as the opening act, was called “No More Tours 2.” The classic rock legend turned 74 on Dec. 3, 2022. His complete statement:

“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/U.K. 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**KS 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…”

Osbourne revealed on Jan. 21, 2020, that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease. Appearing in a taped interview on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, he and his wife, Sharone, shared the news in an emotional interview with host Robin Roberts of his diagnosis of Parkin 2, a form of Parkinson’s.

You can watch the GMA interview by clicking on the tweet.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.

The constant cancellations of “No More Tours 2” are chronicled here.

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  1. Paul K
    #1 Paul K 1 February, 2023, 07:38

    Had the great pleasure of seeing Ozzy several times with Sabbath and twice solo and one of those including the masterful virtuoso playing Randy Rhoads and that show at the Nassau Coliseum in 1981 was one of my top five of some 500+ concerts I’ve ever had the privilege, truly a showman is Ozzy in every sense of the word! When the band you are there to see and listen to leaves it all on stage with nothing in reserve you’ve not only gotten your monies worth, you’re getting the memories you’ll take to the grave! Thanks Ozzy and though you are gone from the road and you aren’t visiting the children of the grave I would be amiss if I didn’t say I’ll see you on the other side, because with this cancer I just might beat you to it!! Thanks for all those memories Ozzy!!!

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