Health setbacks cause more show cancellations
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone and cancel shows for his No More Tours 2 trek as he recovers from pneumonia. The entire UK and European leg has been postponed while shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan have been canceled.
“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” says wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”
In late January, Osbourne canceled more dates as he was diagnosed with the flu. The next day, the singer was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which then developed into pneumonia.
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit,” Osbourne states.
“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
In mid October, Osbourne was forced to cancel four remaining shows on the North American leg of the trek due to illness which required surgery on his right hand. Given all goes well, No More Tours 2 will resume in North America in May with Megadeth.
UK and European concert-goers should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates that will be announced in the coming months. Refunds are also available at point of purchase. No word on when or if the Australian, New Zealand or Japanese shows will be rescheduled.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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