Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his upcoming show shows, saying his touring career was over because he “didn’t have the physical shape (for that)”.
In A declaration Posted on Wednesday, the 74-year-old said he had a major accident four years ago in which he damaged his spine and could no longer cope with the travel required for a tour.
“My only goal right now is to get back on stage,” he said. “My song The voice is good. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy, and most recently HAL, my body is still physically weak.
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During his career, which began as a member of the groundbreaking heavy metal band Black Sabbath, Osbourne won Grammy Awards for his solo work and as part of the band he left in 1978.
Osborne postponed His 2019 tour to recover from a back injury ended on Wednesday, when he canceled the tour, saying he was “honestly humbled by the way everyone held on to their tickets for so long.”
His farewell tour of Europe and the UK was due to start in Helsinki, Finland, in May.
The heavy metal legend has suffered a series of health setbacks in recent years, revealing a Parkinson’s diagnosis in January 2020, contracting Covid-19 in April 2022 and undergoing surgery two months later.
Osbourne’s team, he added in the statement, “is brainstorming where I can perform without traveling from city to city and country to country.”
He ended the statement by thanking his family, band, crew, lifelong friends, Judas Priest, and his fans “for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me a life I never dreamed possible.”