Ozzy Osbourne Announces End Of Touring
Rock icon Ozzy Osbourne has announced the end of his touring career. The legendary musician said his ongoing recovery from a spinal injury sustained four years ago and his recent diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease as the reasons for the cancellation of all of his 2023 shows.
Osbourne‘s recovery journey has been a long and challenging one. It has included three surgeries, stem cell treatments, physical therapy, and even a robotic treatment called Cybernics (HAL). Despite being told that his voice is fine, Osbourne said that he is still physically weak and unable to handle the physical demands of touring.
Taking to social media to write “probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share”, Osbourne stated, “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.”
Fans who had purchased tickets to Osbourne‘s shows will receive a full refund, according to the musician. That being said, this may not be the end to seeing an Osbourne performance. The singer confirmed his team is exploring ways for him to still perform without having to travel so much, giving fans hope that they may still be able to enjoy his music in some form.
Osbourne is an original member of the legendary band Black Sabbath and has had a successful solo career. Nicknamed “Prince of Darkness”, he has won four Grammy Awards and has been awarded four lifetime achievement awards. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, cementing Osbourne‘s place as one of the greatest musicians of all time. He last toured in 2018.
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