Ozzy Osbourne announced the postponement of his next shows and declared his touring career to be finished because he “is not physically capable (of it).”
The 74-year-old claimed in a statement made public on Wednesday that he was injured in a serious accident four years ago, damaging his spine, and that he is no longer able to handle the traveling necessary for a tour.
“My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage,” he said. “My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
Osbourne received Grammy Awards during his career, which he started as a member of the trailblazing heavy metal group Black Sabbath and departed in 1978, for both his solo work and with the group.
When he canceled the tour on Wednesday, Osbourne said he was “honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time.” Osbourne had postponed his 2019 tour to recover from the initial spinal injury.
His final tour of Europe and the UK was scheduled to start in Helsinki, Finland, in May.