Ozzy Osbourne cancels his European tour for health reasons
The 74-year-old heavy metal singer explained that he was “not physically capable” due to his spinal injury several years ago.
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his UK and European tour on Wednesday, saying he was ‘not physically capable’ due to his spinal injury several years ago. years. “I have realized that I am not physically able to do my next tour dates in Europe and the UK, as I know I could not afford the necessary travel,” wrote the 74-year-old British singer on Twitter.
This tour, scheduled for May and June with dates including Madrid, Zurich and several cities in Germany, had already been postponed several times due to his state of health and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The singer explains in this message that he had four years ago “a serious accident”, a fall at his home in Los Angeles during which he “damaged his spine”. Despite the operations and treatments he has undergone, his body is “still physically weak”. “That’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to share with my loyal fans,” writes Ozzy Osbourne. “I never imagined that my days on tour would end like this”. The only note of hope in this sad message, the singer explains that his team “is finding ideas to know” where he could perform without having to “move from town to town and from country to country”.
Former leader of the Black Sabbath, Ozbourne was fired from that group in 1979. He then launched a successful solo career. He also gained some notoriety through his behavior, such as biting off the head of a live bat during a performance in 1982. In the early 2000s, he found success with a new generation in as a reality TV star – playing her own role on the show The Osbournes from the music channel MTV.