Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne announced Wednesday that he is canceling tour dates in his native UK and Europe, saying his body is “still physically weak” after a spinal cord injury. rice field.
The 74-year-old Birmingham-born singer announced on Twitter that he would be canceling his long-delayed tour dates in Europe and the UK “because we know we cannot accommodate the required travel”.
The tour had already been postponed several times due to Osbourne’s health and the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said he still struggles with health issues after collapsing at his Los Angeles home during a pneumonia attack in 2019.
“My sole purpose during this time was to get back on stage,” he wrote.
“My singing voice is fine. But after three surgeries, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and my recent breakthrough Cybernic (HAL) treatment, my body is still physically weak. .
Marketed as the world’s first “cyborg-type” robot, HAL is a hybrid limb assist developed in Japan that helps people in wheelchairs to walk again using sensors connected to the unit’s control system.
Osbourne added, “I have come to the realization that, in good conscience, I am physically unable to do the upcoming European and UK tour dates.”
“I never imagined my touring days would end like this,” he added, adding, “Thank you to my fans for giving me a life I never dreamed of.”
Former frontman of the Black Sabbath Group, Osbourne was fired from the group in 1979 over substance abuse and other concerns before embarking on a successful solo career.
He also gained notoriety for his antics, including biting off the head of a live bat on the 1982 show.
In the early 2000s, he found success with a new generation as a reality star. He starred in MTV’s music channel his show “The Osbournes” as a relatable albeit shambolic father figure.