“Nothing Feels Right” – So Ozzy Osbourne Is Retiring From Touring
The Black Sabbath frontman announced in a statement. Posted on social media early Wednesday that a spinal cord injury four years ago and subsequent surgeries left him unable to travel.
“Never thought my touring days would end like this,” he wrote in his emotional announcement.
“I’m honestly humbled by the way you all have patiently held on to your tickets for so long, but in all good conscience,” the British rocker added, “I Realized now that I am not physically able to do my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t handle the required travel.
While Osbourne, 74, admitted that her “singing voice is fine”, her physical health has taken a toll as she has also been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2019.
The “Iron Man” rocker revealed in his statement that he has undergone three operations, stem cell treatment, physical therapy and hybrid prosthetic limb treatment.
“My team is currently coming up with ideas where I can perform without traveling from city to city and country to country,” he added.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer called it a “life-changing” operation last year to remove and realign pins in his neck and back.
“It’s really going to define the rest of his life,” he said on British TV show “The Talk” before the surgery.
Osbourne’s decision to step away from the stage would have been a difficult one, as she admitted last year that performing on stage was “where I belong”.
“The relationship I have with my audience is the greatest love of my life,” he added at the time.
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