Ozzy Osbourne cancels tour admitting his physique is simply too weak

Ozzy Osbourne has introduced his retirement from touring. (Getty Photographs)

Ozzy Osbourne has introduced his retirement from touring, cancelling the European leg of his No Extra Excursions 2 tour.

The 74-year-old Black Sabbath frontman – who has been diagnosed with degenerative disease Parkinson’s and lately had major spinal surgery – admitted he’s too bodily weak to journey from metropolis to metropolis to carry out reside on stage.

Osbourne mentioned in a statement: “That is in all probability one of many hardest issues I’ve ever needed to share with my loyal followers. As you might all know, 4 years in the past, this month, I had a significant accident, the place I broken my backbone.

Learn extra: Ozzy Osbourne still struggling to walk six months after surgery

“My one and solely function throughout this time has been to get again on stage. My singing voice is ok. Nevertheless, after three operations, stem cell therapies, infinite bodily remedy periods, and most lately groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Remedy, my physique remains to be bodily weak.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs during half-time of the 2022 NFL season opening game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 08, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne performs throughout half-time at an American Soccer recreation in California in September 2022.(Getty Photographs)

“I’m actually humbled by the best way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, however in all good conscience, I’ve now come to the conclusion that I’m not bodily able to doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I do know I couldn’t cope with the journey required. Consider me after I say that the considered disappointing my followers actually F***S ME UP, greater than you’ll ever know.

“By no means would I’ve imagined that my touring days would have ended this manner. My staff is at present developing with concepts for the place I can carry out with out having to journey from metropolis to metropolis and nation to nation.”

The rocker added: “I need to thank my household……my band…….my crew……my longtime associates, Judas Priest, and naturally, my followers for his or her infinite dedication, loyalty, and help, and for giving me the life that I by no means ever dreamed I might have. I really like you all…”

The European leg of Osbourne’s No Extra Excursions 2 tour was initially as a result of happen in 2019, however was postponed when he fell in poor health. Many followers have held tickets since then, on the promise they might be honoured.

The British singer made a surprise appearance on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in August 2022, performing Black Sabbath’s 1970 hit Paranoid with members of the band, which was shaped within the metropolis.

The identical month he mentioned: “I’ll get again on tour if it f***ing kills me.”

He additionally carried out a halftime throughout an American Soccer recreation in September 2022.

Osbourne had an operation to remove and realign the pins in his neck and back that have been inserted following a quad-biking accident in 2003.

Ozzy Osbourne performs on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Picture date: Monday August 8, 2022. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne performing on the Birmingham Widespread Wealth Video games in August 2022. (Getty Photographs)

He initially injured his backbone in a quad-bike accident in 2003. Pins have been fitted to realign his again and neck following the harm.

However these have been then knocked misplaced when he suffered a fall at his Los Angeles home in 2019 and he underwent another operation.

After being affected by well being issues he revealed in an emotional interview with Good Morning America in January 2020 that he had been diagnosed with degenerative disease Parkinson’s, which impacts the nervous system and may trigger melancholy.

He and spouse Sharon Osbourne are set to star in a new documentary series about their life on BBC.

Learn extra: Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t want to move back to the UK any more

The couple and their kids Jack and Kelly Osbourne have been propelled into the highlight after they beforehand starred in MTV actuality present The Osbournes between 2002 and 2005, which filmed their on a regular basis lives inside their residence. The collection set the mannequin for a lot of superstar docu-dramas to come back.

Watch: Ozzy Osbourne has been struggling to stroll since spinal surgical procedure

Previous post Will Smith and Martin Laurence Formally Announce ‘Unhealthy Boys 4’
Next post India to boost spending on job creation forward of election