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Ozzy Osbourne announces retirement from touring amid health issues, cancels remaining shows

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Ozzy Osbourne — who played the halftime show at the Los Angeles Rams’ season opener in September — has announced he is retiring from the tour due to health issues. (Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports)

Ozzy Osbournetour ended amid health problems.

The British rock legend, best known as Black Sabbath frontman, canceled 2023 tour dates in the UK and Europe on Wednesday, citing health problems. He says the wheel bike accident dates back 20 years. Recently elaborated in an interview with Yahoobut things got worse After a fall four years ago At home, it led to neck and spine problems.At that time he also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a statement on social media. So, 4 years ago this month I had a serious accident and damaged my spine.My only goal in between was to get back on stage.My singing voice is fine.But 3 surgeries, stem cell treatments, and the end. After no physiotherapy sessions, and the recent breakthrough Cybernics (HAL) treatment, my body is still physically weak.

Ozzy, who has been performing since the 1960s, was “horrified” that his fans kept his tickets when he was forced to postpone his world tour after a fall in 2019. However, “in good conscience, I realize that I am physically unable to perform the upcoming European/UK tour dates.”

Prince of Darkness said the tour required too much travel, saying, “Believe me when I say the idea of ​​letting the fans down is really F***S ME UP more than you know.” please.

At age 74, the “Crazy Train” singer wrote, “I never imagined my touring days would end like this.”

Ozzy said his team is trying to figure out ways to allow them to perform “without having to travel from city to city, country to country.” Appeared at halftime of an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams.

He ended his message by thanking his family, band, crew and Judas Priest with whom he toured. He gave his fans a special shoutout.

in the meantime Consulted with Yahoo in DecemberOzzy said his only hope for 2023 is to “get back on that stage.”

he said, “I I have to do it Go back to that stage. It’s driving me crazy. I can’t relax. I always have to do something … that is, I can Let’s finish it, but I can’t stop. There’s no such thing as a good gig, and there’s no such thing as a bad gig. A great gig is better than any sex or drugs. Nothing to compare. ”

He also said it was unimaginable until just a few years ago to slow down.

“I remember when I was 69, ‘When am I going to start feeling old, when am I going to start feeling everything?'” “And suddenly when I turned 70, the floodgates opened. It went on and on…This is the longest time I have been sick in my life.”

Despite declining health and needing a cane to move, his album patient number 9was released in September and reached number one on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for the first time. It has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards. This is his most nominations for a single on his album.

It’s been a tough road for Ozzy and his wife of 40 years, Sharon. her own health emergency in December. She passed out for 20 minutes on December 13 and was shooting with her son Jack when she was taken to the hospital. Earlier this month, Ozzy’s manager, Sharon, said: explain what happened And she said, “I wish I could, but I can’t. That was the weirdest thing,” and tests found no direct cause.

Last year, Ozzy and Sharon announced their next plans. Return to Buckinghamshire, England for the final chapter of their lives.Sharon has been working there since her firing the story In 2021.Couples — Original Reality TV Stars Since MTV’s Hits osbornes In the 2000s — said the move would be filmed for a new BBC reality show. Roost hometown, said a network spokesperson. deadline On Wednesday, despite the announcement regarding Ozzy’s retirement from touring, the new show will continue.There will be ten half-hour episodes featuring the couple and children Jack and Kelly Osbourne on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. will be broadcast.

Even though the couple moved across the pond, it’s not saying goodbye to the US Eime — is based in Los Angeles, which is also the location of the couple five grandchildren live. Plus, they haven’t sold their LA home yet. still on the market and Asking price $17.5 million.

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