Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary heavy metal singer and former frontman of Black Sabbath, has shocked the world by announcing his retirement from touring. In a statement released on social media, Osbourne revealed that his body is still weak from a major accident in 2019 where he damaged his spine. Despite three operations, stem cell treatments, and recent Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, he realized that he is no longer physically capable of going on tour and would have to cancel all his upcoming shows.
The European leg of Osbourne’s No More Tours II farewell tour, which was due to start in May of 2023 and conclude in Birmingham, England in June, had already been pushed back several times due to the singer’s poor health and the pandemic. Despite his physical challenges, Osbourne expressed his disappointment in not being able to tour and how the thought of disappointing his fans really affects him.
However, Osbourne assured his fans that he will not be retiring from music completely. He plans to continue performing one-off shows and his team is working on ideas for how he can do this without having to travel from city to city. He emphasized that his singing voice is still fine and he remains committed to entertaining his fans.
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The singer, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, underwent major surgery in June 2022 to remove and realign pins in his neck and back. This surgery seemed to offer hope that he would be able to tour again, but unfortunately, his body was not able to fully recover.
In his statement, Osbourne thanked his family, band, touring crew, and fans for their loyalty and support. He expressed his gratitude for the many years of performing and touring and the memories he has created with his fans. Osbourne is a true icon in the world of music and his retirement from touring is a significant moment in musical history.
Despite the end of his touring days, Osbourne remains one of the most influential and iconic figures in the world of heavy metal music. His contributions to the genre and the countless lives he has touched through his music will never be forgotten. As he moves into this new chapter of his life, fans can look forward to seeing him perform in one-off shows and reliving the magic of his incredible music.