Unfortunately, Ozzy Osbourne has fallen ill once again. He’s dealing with a “severe upper-respiratory infection”. As a result, his entire European leg with Judas Priest is being postponed – possibily until September.
Here’s the official statement:
Ozzy has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour on doctors’ orders.
This follows yesterday’s announcement that OSBOURNE was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.
The legend himself had the following to say of this:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down.
However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
As of now, there have been no changes for his March touring plans in Australia / New Zealand or for his summer touring plans with Megadeth in North America.
Stay tuned for more news on this front… Get better Ozzy!