OZZY Forced To Cancel Final Four U.S. Shows, Requires More Surgery
Ozzy Osbourne received emergency surgery on his hand this past Saturday after being diagnosed with an infection. Ozzy had initially rescheduled a weekend gig and eventually rescheduled three gigs, hoping to be back on the road at the end of the week.
Today, the news has arrived that Ozzy is unable to be cleared and in fact will require more surgery before the end of the week to rid himself of this infection.
Here's the official press release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has now cancelled the remaining four shows on his North American “NO MORE TOURS 2.” Following additional evaluation from his doctors, OSBOURNE will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand.
The four cancelled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows will be rescheduled for 2019.
“I’m so fu**ing bummed about cancelling these shows,” OSBOURNE says. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
While this is certainly a bummer for fans looking to attend Ozzy's final gigs, we send nothing but our best wishes to the Prince of Darkness, and are hoping for a speedy recovery.