Ozzy Osbourne announces retirement from touring and cancels all remaining shows

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Legendary rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, 74, has announced that his touring days are officially over, while he recovers from spinal surgery

The singer was diagnosed with Parkinson‘s disease four years ago and has been battling various health problems in recent years.

He had been due to kick off his European tour in May, originally set for 2019 and then rescheduled three times, but it has now officially been cancelled along with any more dates in the future.

Ozzy’s last tour show was in December 2018, where he performed at Ozzfest in Inglewood as part of farewell tour, No More Tours II.

Ozzy was pictured leaning on a friend as he arrived at a fitness class in Los Angeles last Thursday seven months after having spinal surgery that saved him from paralysis

In a heartfelt message he called ‘probably one of the hardest things’ he’s ever shared with his ‘loyal fans,’ the ‘Crazy Train’ explained health reasons were behind the difficult decision.

‘As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine,’ Osbourne explained in a statement.

‘My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage,’ he continued. ‘My singing voice is fine.

Ozzy Osbourne performs during half-time of the NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on September 08, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

‘However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.’

He then addressed his fans with tickets who have been waiting for his upcoming shows.

‘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,’ he said.

‘Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really F***S ME UP, more than you will ever know,’ he said in the statement.

‘Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way.’

Nevertheless, the former Black Sabbath frontman left the door open for other options that could allow him to ‘perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.’

Ozzy’s last tour show was in December 2018, where he performed at Ozzfest in Inglewood as part of farewell tour, No More Tours II (pictured in September)

He concluded the message by saying, ‘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.’

Ticket refunds are now available at point of purchase, the message stated.

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