In an Instagram post Wednesday, the former leader of Black Sabbath announced the news, saying it was “probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans”.
“My sole purpose during this time has been to return to the stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physiotherapy sessions and most recently the innovative Cybernetic Treatment (HAL), my body is still physically weak,” Osbourne said, referring to a treatment involving a mechanical exoskeleton.
“Honestly, I am humbled by the way all of you have patiently guarded your tickets all this time, but in good conscience, I have now come to the conclusion that I am not physically able to do the next dates of my European tour. and the UK, as I know I would not be able to afford the required travel,” he added.
“I never would have imagined my touring days would end this way”said Osbourne. “My team is currently evaluating ideas for where I can perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”
Known to his fans as “The Prince of Darkness,” Osbourne was famous for his extravagant performances on stage. Later, at the turn of this century, he reinvented himself as a reality star, being filmed at his home with his wife Sharon and two of his children.
Osbourne was scheduled to hit the stage in May, beginning his tour “No More Tours 2” in Helsinki (Finland) and ending in the British city of Birmingham in mid-June, according to the dates listed on its website.
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