Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne cancels more farewell tour dates due to illness

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled more farewell tour dates on doctor’s order as he continues to recover from an upper respiratory condition that recently escalated to pneumonia.

The affected shows include performances in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” says Sharon Osbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

Following the postponement of an entire UK and European tour, the 70-year-old’s next live date on his No More Tours 2 series was to be at the Download Festival in Sydney, Australia on March 9.

“We are extremely disappointed to have to bring this news to you, our Download family, however it should go without saying, Ozzy’s health and wellbeing is number one,” states Download organizers. “We wish Ozzy all the best in his recovery and hope he is back to full health as soon as possible.

“It is impossible to replace Ozzy Osbourne at any time, but three weeks out from Download there is no chance of us securing an act to replace the headline slot. We are pleased to announce Aussie hard rock kings, Airbourne will join the Download line up and thank them for joining us with such short notice!”

More details regarding the Download Australia situation can be found here.

Ozzy is currently scheduled to resume his farewell run when he begins a North American tour with an appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and a headline show in Atlanta, GA on May 29.

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