Ozzy Osbourne not too long ago introduced his retirement from touring, and has cancelled all scheduled reside dates. He the information through social media on Wednesday, February 1st.
Says Ozzy: “That is most likely one of many hardest issues I’ve ever needed to share with my loyal followers. As chances are you’ll all know, 4 years in the past, this month, I had a serious accident, the place I broken my backbone.”
“My one and solely function throughout this time has been to get again on stage. My singing voice is okay. Nevertheless, after three operations, stem cell remedies, countless bodily remedy classes, and most not too long ago groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Remedy, my physique continues to be bodily weak.”
“I’m actually humbled by the way in which you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, however in all good conscience, I’ve now come to the conclusion that I’m not bodily able to doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I do know I couldn’t take care of the journey required. Consider me once I say that the considered disappointing my followers actually FUCKS ME UP, greater than you’ll ever know.”
“By no means would I’ve imagined that my touring days would have ended this manner. My staff is at present developing with concepts for the place I can carry out with out having to journey from metropolis to metropolis and nation to nation.”
“I need to thank my household……my band…….my crew……my longtime buddies, Judas Priest, and naturally, my followers for his or her countless dedication, loyalty, and assist, and for giving me the life that I by no means ever dreamed I’d have.”
“I like you all…”
Guesting on Des Moines radio station Lazer 103.3, Metal Panther frontman Michael Starr weighed in on Ozzy’s choice. Take a look at the interview under.
Starr: “Yeah, it truly is a giant deal. It is like Tom Brady retiring from soccer, if you happen to’re into soccer. It is like, ‘What…?’ It is coming to an finish. Ozzy is such an enormous affect on so many individuals, together with myself. I am completely happy that he is completely happy and he is shifting on together with his life.”
“It involves an finish for everyone ultimately, and I want him properly. I want he was nonetheless taking part in ‘trigger we had exhibits booked with him. That is not gonna work out, however it’s what it’s, and I want him properly.”