Ozzy Osbourne postpones tour dates due to flu

ABC/Randy HolmesOzzy Osbourne has postponed a batch of U.K. tour dates with Judas Priest due to a bout with the flu.

The news was revealed in a Priest Instagram post, which reads, “It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four U.K. shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu.”

The postponed dates include shows scheduled for January 30 in Dublin, February 1 in Nottingham, February 3 in Manchester and February 5 in Newcastle. The run is expected to pick back up February 7 in Glasgow.

“We are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans,” the Priest post reads. “We wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together, and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”

Ozzy has had a rough go of it over the last couple months. Late last year, he contracted a trio of serious staph infections in his thumb, which forced him to postpone a group of U.S. tour dates. And just last week, he revealed that he had “coughed so hard” that he burst a blood vessel in his eye.

Osbourne’s tour is scheduled to come back to the U.S. in May.

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