Ozzy Osbourne has announced his retirement from the global stage. After a series of injuries and health issues, the metal legend has concluded a life on the road that earned him worldwide fame as The Prince Of Darkness is no longer viable.
He delivered the solemn-but-unwavering news via his social media:
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…
Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.
Ozzy Osbourne’s ongoing battle with ill health, as well as the pandemic crisis, has led to several postponements of his No More Tours 2 run. Last year Sharon Osbourne revealed that after Ozzy had a fall at home he underwent major surgery on his neck and spine; since then there have been numerous other issues including Parkinson’s disease, staph infections and pneumonia as well as unfortunate burst blood vessel in one eye.
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This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans… pic.twitter.com/aXGw3fjImo
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 1, 2023
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