The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, was forced to cancel upcoming shows on tour in New Zealand, Japan, and Australia after developing pneumonia.
“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” his wife, Sharon Osbourne, said. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full 6 weeks with no travel.”
He was slated to perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch, and Auckland before wrapping-up in Tokyo, Japan late-March.
The news follows the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour late last month due to the flu. Osbourne had been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection, which the doctors feared could develop into pneumonia, according to a post on his website.
Osbourne hasn’t been feeling the best over the past few months; last October, he also had to cancel a round of shows after suffering from a staph infection in his hand.
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour,” Osbourne said following the European postponement. “It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.
First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis.
“I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone.”
His North American tour with Megadeth will kick-off at Pryor, Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma on May 25 and will run through late July. The UK and Euope dates, as well as the New Zealand, Australia, and Japan shows, will be rescheduled in the coming months.
Check out Osbourne’s North American tour dates below.
Ozzy Osbourne Tour Dates 2019
May 25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
May 31 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
June 2 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 4 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 8 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 15 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 20 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
June 22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
June 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 6 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 16 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
July 18 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
July 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 27 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl