On the week his new album, Ordinary Man, is set to land in stores and on streaming services, Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his No More Tours 2 tour dates in North America. Full refunds will be available to those who have already purchased. This decision comes on the heels of Osbourne going public about his battle with Parkinson’s just last month.
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.” (Blabbermouth)
Osbourne has battled various health issues in the past year, and recently it became public that he’s been battling Parkinson’s disease.
The 71-year-old says, “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.”
“I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life,” he said. “I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him.'”
The Parkinson’s disease, was actually first diagnosed back in 2003 but mostly didn’t become public until 2019.
these cancellations extend to his European and UK dates this autumn with Judas Priest remains to be seen.
The Prince Of Darkness has been around and cheated death many times in his life and always seems to find a way to come back.
In an exclusive interview with Kerrang, Ozzy said, “Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come? I think about it; I don’t worry about it. I won’t be here in another 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all.”
Ozzy Osbourne is set to release his highly anticipated new studio album this coming Friday (February 21).