Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Tour Over Health Concerns Once Again
ConcertsMusic February 18, 2020 Kelly Byrnes
Ozzy Osbourne has canceled the entirety of his North American No More Tours II outing, citing health issues. The Prince of Darkness is currently battling Parkinson’s Disease and continues to recover from sustained health issues that caused him to cancel his scheduled 2019 tour dates.
He has cleared his schedule to receive treatment from doctors overseas and allow ample recovery time this spring, which happens to be in the time frame the No More Tours II stretch was set to begin.
“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,” Osbourne shared in a statement. “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.”
Osbourne was slated to visit over two dozen cities with Marilyn Manson on the illness-plagued trek. He first pushed back the now-scrapped dates in April 2019 after sustaining injuries from a fall at his home. Prior to that, a bout of pneumonia forced the British rocker to postpone his European tour leg by nearly a year. He is said to continue with those shows as scheduled in October.
While he may not be a force on the road just yet, the Black Sabbath legend is still forging onward with his career. His upcoming album Ordinary Man – his first in a decade – drops February 21 and features guest spots from Post Malone, Travis Scott, Slash and Rage Against The Machine frontman Tom Morello. The album’s title track features Elton John, who like Osbourne, had to recently cut a concert short over health issues.
Last Updated on February 18, 2020 by Olivia Perreault