Ozzy Osbourne Cancels North American Tour
Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his North American tour dates due to his ongoing health issues with Parkinson’s disease, he announced today.
Following promotional obligations for his forthcoming album, “Ordinary Man,” (out February 21), Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatments.
“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a sh–t year,” he said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”
Speaking recently on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Osburne said that he is still trying to come to grips with his recent Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. He also had neck surgery to correct an old injury that he aggravated earlier this year, forcing him to stay off the road for all of 2019.
“I’m having physical therapy every day, five days a week,” he said. “I’m trying, doing the best I can. Neck surgery’s not easy.”