Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Four U.K. Shows with Judas Priest Due to the Flu

2019-01-28

Story by Charles Ken

Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to push off a handful of U.K. tour dates due to coming down with the flu

Ozzy Osbourne has called off the first four U.K. dates of his European “No More Tours 2” farewell tour due to coming down with the flu.

The cancellation announcement came from Judas Priest, not Ozzy, as Rob Halford and company were set to open for the metal icon on the tour, which was scheduled to set off on Jan. 30 in Dublin, Ireland.

Update: After visiting the doctor, Ozzy has now been diagnosed with a “severe upper-respiratory infection,” and has postponed all of the dates of the tour.

Judas Priest stated on the band’s official Instagram account, “It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalized – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”

The four canceled concerts were the initial appearances for Osbourne in 2019. Most recently, he spearheaded a special New Year’s Eve edition of Ozzfest at the end of 2018. Other performs at Ozzfest 2018 — which took place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles — included Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Marilyn Manson and Body Count.

This isn’t the first of Osbourne’s recent medical issues. Earlier this month, he shared an image of a bursted blood vessel in his eye from coughing. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery.

For the rest of Osbourne’s 2019 scheduled shows, go here.

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It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalised – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future. JUDAS PRIEST – 28th January 2019 #metalmaniacs #judaspriest #firepower #firepowertour2019

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