Despite trying desperately to make it work, the myriad health issues (and a recent public announcement of Parkinson’s diagnosis) that have sidelined Ozzy Osbourne throughout much of the past year have rendered it impossible for the legendary metal singer to resume his No More Tours 2 in North America later this year.
On Monday, it was officially announced that the scheduled U.S. dates of the tour have been canceled so Osbourne can head overseas for continued treatment beginning in April. This news comes four days before Osbourne’s new album, Ordinary Man, is slated to be released.
From the news release:
“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” OSBOURNE said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”
Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.
Best wishes, Ozzy Osbourne — we’re all rooting for you.