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Ozzy Osbourne postpones European farewell shows for a second time

By | Published on Friday 11 October 2019

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has postponed the European leg of his solo farewell tour for a second time, but insists that he is not going to retire earlier than originally planned and that he will definitely fulfil the dates.

The former Black Sabbath frontman’s ‘No More Tours 2’ venture was previously delayed after Osbourne underwent hand surgery, caught flu, and then injured his neck falling over, also requiring surgery. All remaining 2019 dates were pulled in April, with European shows then rescheduled for next year, including UK shows in January and February.

“I’m just here to give you an update on my progression with this fucking neck thing I’ve got”, he says in a new video posted on social media. “I’ve got more nuts and bolts in my neck now than in my car. [But] I’m not dying, I am recovering, it’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would. I’m bored stiff of being stuck on a bed all day. I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again, but you’re just going to have be a bit more patient”.

“I’ve postponed my European tour because I’m not ready. I’m not retiring, I’ve still got gigs to do”, he goes on, before adding that the planned US dates due to kick off in May are still currently expected to go ahead as planned. “When I do come back on the America tour I wanna be 100% ready to come out and knock your fucking socks off”.

He also adds that he has a new album on the way. So there’s that too. There’s no release date yet, though. Just like there’s no confirmation of when the European dates will now take place. But they will. That’s an Ozzy guarantee.