Breaking the hearts of his fans, musician Ozzy Osbourne has announced his retirement from touring due to his physical condition and restrictions that have caused him to cancel all upcoming European and UK show dates.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Osbourne announced that the retirement from touring was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans”. Explaining further, he wrote, “As you may know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine,” referencing a fall at his Los Angeles home which caused him to have neck surgery.
This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans… pic.twitter.com/aXGw3fjImo
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 1, 2023
“My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage,” he continued. “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 F**KS ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
Osbourne said that his 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”. The statement ended with the message, “Tickets refunds are available at points of purchase.”
How to get Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tours 2’ ticket refunds?
Osbourne’s No More Tours 2 live shows originally planned in the UK and Europe had been pushed back several times due to the musician’s ill health and the pandemic, before being rescheduled for 2023.
In May and June of this year, he was scheduled to give performances in Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, and Dublin.
If you have bought a ticket from Ticketmaster, where the majority of Osbourne’s tour tickets were been sold, you can get in touch with them through the ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom of their web page.