After being forced to cancel his headlining appearance at Australia's Download Festival last month, Ozzy Osbourne has today cancelled all remaining 2019 tour dates due to health issues arising from his earlier pneumonia diagnosis.
Osbourne, who turned 70 last year, will undergo surgery after falling at home and aggravating injuries sustained in a 2003 quad bike accident. The Prince Of Darkness was scheduled to resume his No More Tours 2 tour at Rocklahoma Festival on Saturday May 25 in the United States, however, his latest string of health issues looks set to place him on the bench for the rest of the season.
In a statement posted to his Facebook page, Osbourne expressed his remorse at canceling additional dates, promising to return in February 2020: “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”
Hope to see you back on the circuit soon, O Dark One.