Osbourne hasn’t played a full show since 2018
Jack Osbourne says that his rocker father Ozzy Osbourne likely won’t ever go on tour again. Jack shared the news in a new and exclusive interview with The Messenger.
Amidst his dad’s continued health battle, Jack said, “I don’t think he’ll tour again. But he’s gunning to do one-off shows — like festivals, gigs, things like that.”
“He’s not done yet!” he added.
Earlier this year, Ozzy announced that he was retiring from touring amidst a slew of cancellations. However, Rolling Stone wrote earlier this month that the Prince of Darkness had plans to go “back on the road” and record “one more album.” The singer has not performed a full concert since 2018 but made two brief filmed appearances last year, including reuniting with Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi for a surprise performance during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in August 2022 and for the halftime show for the Los Angeles Rams season opener at SoFi Stadium in September 2022.
In 2019, the former Black Sabbath frontman took a fall and aggravated a decade-old spinal injury. Since then, he’s undergone three procedures, the latest being in June 2023, according to his son Jack. In 2020, he was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and now uses a cane.
Jack says his father has recovered from his final surgery “really well.”
“There were a few hiccups, but he’s doing good,” he said. “He’s got no more pain, no more nerve issues.”
In July, the elder Osbourne discussed the June procedure on his SiriusXM show, Ozzy Speaks.
“When I had the blood clots in my leg, they put a filter in you after it to stop the blood clots from going to your heart and your brain,” Ozzy told host Billy Morrison. “It sounds worse than it is. So on Monday, I went to have it removed and the blood clots have jammed you all up. It’s disappointment after disappointment, just get this fucking done so I can get on with my life…They put a thing down in my neck, straight down to my groin… They can’t find a vein on me, so [they had to put me out].”
Ozzy was announced as a headliner of the inaugural Power Trip festival in Indio for October 2023 but was forced to cancel as he continues to recover. Iommi confirmed that Black Sabbath turned down an appearance at Power Trip, due to concerns over Ozzy’s health.