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LONDON (Reuters) – British rocker Ozzy Osbourne stated he was “not bodily succesful” of occurring a European and UK tour this spring, as he was too weak for all the required journey concerned in dwell exhibits.
The 74-year-old has undergone years of remedy after a 2019 fall broken his backbone and exacerbated accidents from a 2003 quad bike accident.
In a put up on Instagram on Wednesday, the previous Black Sabbath frontman introduced the information, saying it was “most likely one of many hardest issues I’ve ever needed to share with my loyal followers”.
“My one and solely goal throughout this time has been to get again on stage. My singing voice is ok. Nonetheless, after three operations, stem cell remedies, countless bodily remedy classes, and most not too long ago groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Remedy, my physique remains to be bodily weak,” Osbourne stated, referring to a remedy involving a mechanical exoskeleton.
“I’m truthfully 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 belief 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.”
Recognized to followers as “The Prince of Darkness”, Osbourne was famed for his flamboyant stage performances. He later reinvented himself within the early 2000s as a actuality TV star, being filmed in his dwelling alongside his spouse Sharon and two of their kids.
Osbourne had been attributable to take to the stage in Could, beginning his “No Extra Excursions 2” tour in Helsinki, Finland, and wrapping up within the British metropolis of Birmingham in mid-June, in accordance with dates listed on his web site.
“By no means would I’ve imagined that my touring days would have ended this fashion,” Osbourne stated.
“My crew is presently arising with concepts for the place I will carry out with out having to journey from metropolis to metropolis and nation to nation.”
Osbourne, who has beforehand postponed dwell exhibits for well being causes, revealed in 2020 that he had been identified with Parkinson’s illness.
He concluded his Instagram put up by thanking his household, band, crew and followers, in addition to his “longtime buddies”, rock band Judas Priest, 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”.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Sharon Singleton)