ABC/Randy HolmesAfter postponing four dates on the upcoming U.K. and European leg of his No More Tours 2 trek, Ozzy Osbourne is now delaying the whole run.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Prince of Darkness was battling the flu, which caused the first postponement. After a follow-up visit to the doctor, Ozzy has now been diagnosed with a “severe upper-respiratory infection,” and was advised to postpone the rest of the tour, which features dates with Judas Priest.
The tour was scheduled to begin this Wednesday, January 30 in Dublin, Ireland, and was to run until a March 3 stop in Barcelona, Spain.
Osbourne’s latest health problems follow his recent bout with staph infections late last year, which forced him to postpone a number of U.S. tour dates.
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour,” Ozzy says in a statement. “It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s***. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis.”
“I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down,” the statement continues.
“However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
Osbourne is supposed to kick off a U.S. tour with support from Megadeth in May. That trek is currently still expected to go on as scheduled.
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