Until the very end, Ozzy Osbourne and his fans had been looking forward to the “No More Tours II” tour, which had been postponed several times. Now, however, the Prince of Darkness has to admit with a heavy heart that his days on the worldwide stages are numbered. He will no longer perform live.
With his large-scale and repeatedly postponed farewell tour “No More Tours II”, Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne wanted to make an epochal departure from the live stages of this world. But after four years, which were marked by health problems and medical interventions, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness” has come to a bitter realization: The days of touring life are already over prematurely, as Osbourne communicated in a detailed statement on his official Instagram account.
“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” the text begins. In February, exactly four years ago, “I had a serious accident in which I injured my spine.” In all that time, he says, the thought of being able to stand on stage again one day gave him strength. But it was precisely this thought that he now had to say goodbye to with a heavy heart “after three operations, stem cell therapy, endless physiotherapy” and further interventions.
“I never imagined that my days on tour would end this way,” Osbourne said. Especially since his “singing voice is doing wonderfully,” he wrote. He said he was in awe of how many people had held on to their tickets to his concerts despite multiple postponements. “However, I have come to the conclusion that I am physically unable to tackle the upcoming Europe/USA tour.” The idea of having to disappoint his fans in this way completely destroys him, the star affirms.
Is there any virtual hope?
But there is at least a glimmer of hope: “My team is currently gathering ideas on how I could perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.” It sounds like virtual live concerts are under discussion, for example, which Ozzy fans could then attend from their living rooms. However, the musician does not yet report any concrete plans for this.
In conclusion, Ozzy Osbourne thanks “my family, my band, my team, my longtime friends, Judas Priest and, of course, my fans for their endless passion, loyalty and support, and for giving me a life I never dreamed I could lead.