Ozzy Osbourne Casts Doubt on Upcoming Tour, Due to Health Issues


Ozzy Osbourne, in a black and white photo.

Ozzy Osbourne publicity photo – Story by Charles Ken

Ozzy Osbourne says his health may prevent him from going on tour in 2023

Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel and postpone a slew of tour dates due to his health, so the Prince of Darkness hasn’t been on the road since 2018. While he does have a handful of tour dates scheduled for spring 2023, the metal legend admitted that he’s not certain that he’ll be able to tour next year, saying, “I just can’t f***ing walk much now.”

Ozzy’s health problems have been mounting, but he still managers to deliver creative, imaginative music, his latest being in the form of a new album, 2022’s “Patient No. 9.” He contracted a staph infection in fall 2018; came down with pneumonia in early 2019; had a major fall that dislodged the metal rods previously put in his back; and opened up about having Parkinson’s disease in early 2020. Earlier this year, he had major neck surgery, too.

While Ozzy hasn’t been able to tour, he has played a few one-off shows. Those included a performance of the Black Sabbath favorite “Paranoid” last summer with Tony Iommi at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, and a two-song performance at the NFL kickoff game in September.

Ozzy talked about the idea of touring again on his own “Ozzy’s Boneyard” channel on SiriusXM (via Yahoo!). “It is so f***ing tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This f***ing surgery this guy did. F***ing hell, you have no idea.”

He added, “The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t fucking walk much now… I can’t begin to tell you how f***ing frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life.”

However, Ozzy says the surgery has helped keep him moving, adding, “That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down.”

Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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