Ozzy Osbourne Cancels All 2019 Live Shows Following Fall: 'I Will Be Back!'

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Metal music’s Prince of Darkness is pressing pause on some upcoming live engagements.

On Thursday morning, Ozzy Osbourne's team announced on social media that, due to a fall at his Los Angeles home, as well as a bout with pneumonia, the singer will be pushing back all the scheduled dates of his No More Tours 2 tour this year.

"OZZY will postpone all his tour dates as he recovers from injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia," a statement on Twitter reads. "Ozzy fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery… Shows will be rescheduled beginning in Feb 2020."

Osbourne himself says in an Instagram post: "I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now."

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OZZY will postpone all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month. OSBOURNE will remain under doctor’s care in Los Angeles as he recovers. Says OZZY: “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!” The shows will be rescheduled beginning in February 2020 and concert-goers are being asked to hold onto their original tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Because some of the 2019 dates were festival appearances, not all will be rescheduled. Below are the new North American dates; the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl show will be rescheduled in July 2020, exact date TBA. The 2020 UK and European dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

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"I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going," he adds. "Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!"

The legendary rocker, 70, has been battling a number of health issues in recent months. Last October, he was forced to undergo hand surgery to treat an infection. Then, in February, he was hospitalized due to complications from the flu. And just one week prior, he had postponed the European dates of his No More Tours 2 tour due to illness.

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Sat Oct 6 show at @ShorelineAmphitheatre in Mountain View, CA has being postponed due to illness. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter is being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand this morning (Saturday, October 6). OSBOURNE will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctor’s care as they monitor the infection. The show is part of OZZY’s North American “NO MORE TOURS 2,” produced by @LiveNation, and is expected to resume on Tues, October 9 at @MattressFirmAmp in Chula Vista before this leg of the tour wraps with shows at the @HollywoodBowl (October 11) in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (October 13) at the @MGMGrand Garden Arena. @StoneSour will perform on these three shows. The Oct 6 show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct 16 (support act for the new date is TBA). Ticketholders for the October 6 show should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled date on October 16. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.

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