The statement was paired with the news that that the No More Tours II European run with Judas Priest is now cancelled.
It seems as though the few times rescheduled No More Tours where Ozzy Osbourne was expected to make his return to the stage throughout Europe is now no longer. While the tour with Judas Priest had been pushed back on a few occasions in the last few years due to pandemic restrictions and Ozzy’s ongoing recovery from his accident four years ago.
Rather than pushing the tour back again, which was slated to begin this May, Ozzy has released a very emotional statement that officially cancels the tour, but furthermore, suggests that touring for the Prince of Darkness is likely done all together.
The icon shared the following.
“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.”
Osbourne went onto praise the fans for sticking with him through the scheduling changes, “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.”
Osbourne then seemed to confirm that his days of touring are officially done. “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.”
Ozzy finished by showing his gratitude, “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…”
Ozzy Osbourne is currently sitting on four Grammy nominations for his most recent full length studio album Patient Number 9. The tally marks the most nominations Ozzy has ever collected for a single album. Among the categories include, Best Rock Performance: “Patient Number 9,” Ozzy Osbourne featuring the recently departed, Jeff Beck. Ozzy is also up for Best Metal Performance for “Degradation Rules” featuring Tony lommi. Osbourne is also in the running for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album for “Patient Number 9” in both categories.