Ozzy Osbourne postpones all 2019 gigs after falling at home
The ‘Prince of Darkness’ has now sustained injuries after falling in his Los Angeles home according to a tweet posted to his official account. The statement read:
“Ozzy will postpone all his tour dates as he recovers from injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia. Ozzy fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery.”
The severity of the injury is currently unknown, however, as a result of the fall, the former Black Sabbath frontman has postponed all upcoming tour dates on the highly anticipated ‘No More Tours 2’ tour — including those in Canada.
The Mr. Crowley singer was scheduled to hit the road at this spring for an extensive North American run with special guest, Megadeth.
Osbourne, 70, was booked for four stops across Canada this year. All shows have now been rescheduled until 2020.
Given his age and history of substance abuse, many fans have expressed their concern regarding Osbourne’s health status in the last few years.
According to the statement, the remainder of shows for Osbourne’s supposed “final world tour’ will be rescheduled “beginning in Feb. 2020.”
Osbourne’s longtime wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, has not yet addressed the matter.
This is the third time in less than eight months that the Crazy Train singer has been forced to reschedule a number of tour dates.
Only last October, Osbourne was infected with a near-fatal staph infection in his thumb. He was forced to cancel the remainder of his tour dates in 2018.
Although Osbourne expressed disappointment in himself, he was gracious in thanking his fans for their continued love, support and all-around loyalty in an official statement:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s**t.”
“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis,” continued Osbourne. “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.”
Osbourne’s Canadian stops with Megadeth were set for Montreal, Hamilton, Edmonton, and Vancouver this spring.
However, the North American tour has now been rescheduled completely until 2020.
New tour dates can be found below.
Rescheduled North American ‘No More Tours 2’ 2020 dates
** All shows have been postponed **
May 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
May 31 — Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
June 2 — Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 4 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 8 — Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 11 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
June 13 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 15 — Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 18 — Montreal, Que. @ Bell Centre
June 20 — Hamilton, Ont. @ FirstOntario Centre
June 22 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 26 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
June 30 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 4 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
July 6 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
July 9 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Rogers Place
July 11 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
July 13 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
July 16 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
July 18 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
July 20 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 — San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Chin Pavilion
July 27 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
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