Ozzy Osbourne Cancels 2020 Tour Dates

Lawrence Kim
February 18, 2020

The tour, which was to start in May and feature Marilyn Manson, has been axed "to allow Osbourne to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year", the announcement states.

But with the vocalist still getting back to full fitness after his fall at home past year which led to the cancellation of his entire 2019 touring schedule, and his ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease, he's called off the dates to seek further medical treatment in Europe.

During an interview in January, the Black Sabbath frontman and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, sat down with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" and revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that progresses slowly in most people that now has no cure. 'I've got numbness down this arm from the surgery. "I don't know if that's the Parkinson's ..."

He said in the post he's going to Switzerland in April for treatment. Ozzy says he'd rather fans get their refunds now and repurchase tickets when the North American tour is back on.

The Iron Man singer said in his statement that he did not want to hit the road under adverse circumstances that could lead to missed shows; and that those who bought tickets will receive refunds, as well as first option for tickets on future dates in North America.

Sharon spoke of the Swiss treatments in January, after saying they had "exhausted" all options in the USA.

However, the United Kingdom stint of his tour, which is expected to begin in October, will continue as planned.

"We've kind of reached a point here in this country where we can't go any further because we've got all the answers we can get here", Sharon said at the time. "And he deals with getting your immune system at its peak".

After promotional obligations for his new album, set to be released on February 21, Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatment to aid his recovery from "various health issues" he has faced over the past year.

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