The legendary singer was set to tour Europe and the UK this spring
Ozzy Osbourne has announced his retirement from touring. Additionally, the heavy metal godfather has canceled his upcoming No More Tours 2 run in Europe and the UK. Ozzy released an official statement on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ozzy released his acclaimed thirteenth studio album Patient Number 9 last September. The album, produced by Andrew Watt, features an incredible cast of guest stars including Eric Clapton, Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Zakk Wylde, as well as late musicians Jeff Beck and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). The album garnered Ozzy two GRAMMY® Award nominations. The Jeff Beck-laced track “Patient Number 9” is up for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, while “Degradation Rules (featuring Toni Iommi)” is up for Best Metal Performance. Patient Number 9 is nominated for Best Rock Album.
The record performed well commercially, peaking at No. 1 on UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and No. 2 on UK Albums. Stateside, the album hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 across Billboard’s Top Alternative, Top Rock, and Top Hard Rock Albums charts.
Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tours 2 2023 [CANCELLED]
May 3 – Helsinki, Hartwall Arena
May 5 – Stockholm, Friends Arena
May 7 – Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
May 10 – Madrid, Wizink Arena
May 12 – Bologna, Unipol Arena
May 14 – Munich, Olympiahalle
May 17 – Budapest, Arena
May 19 – Prague, O2 Arena
May 21 – Zurich, Hallenstadion
May 24 – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 26 – Mannheim, SAP Arena
May 28 – Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 31 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
June 2 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
June 4 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
June 7 – Manchester, AO Arena
June 10 – Dublin, 3Arena
June 12 – London, The O2
June 14 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena