“I don’t want to be found dead in a hotel room”. Ozzy Osbourne after postponed UK and Ireland dates on his No More Tours 2 clears the entire European tour.
After the Black Sabbath singer was set to begin the UK and European leg of the tour on January 30 in Dublin and subsequently head to the UK for shows in Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and London. However, he has had to pull the first four dates after coming down with the flu.
Now Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone the entire European leg of his “No More Tours 2” run on doctors’ orders, just one day after postponing the first four dates on the U.K. stretch of the trek. Ozzy has been diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection which his doctor feels could develop into pneumonia, given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.
I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October, everything I touch has turned to s**t. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis.”
Judas Priest, who are opening for the Prince of Darkness on the run, confirmed the news with a post on their official Facebook page:
“It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalised – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”
It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have…
Additionally, Ozzy recently posted an image to social media showing a burst blood vessel in his eye as a result from coughing. He also suffered a hand infection that forced him off the road in North Americas last October.
Ozzy Osbourne Upcoming Tour Dates are
Coughed so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eye pic.twitter.com/EPuDnN8Mpa
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) January 24, 2019
Thu February 07 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro (United Kingdom)
Sat February 09 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena (United Kingdom)
Mon February 11 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena (United Kingdom)
Wed February 13 2019 – MUNICH Olympiahalle (Germany)
Fri February 15 2019 – FRANKFURT Festhalle (Germany)
Sun February 17 2019 – HAMBURG Barclaycard Arena (Germany)
Tue February 19 2019 – BERLIN Mercedes-Benz Arena (Germany)
Fri February 22 2019 – STOCKHOLM Tele2 (Sweden)
Sun February 24 2019 – HELSINKI Hartwall Arena (Finland)
Wed February 27 2019 – ZURICH Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
Fri March 01 2019 – BOLOGNA Unipol Arena (Italy)
Sun March 03 2019 – BARCELONA Palau Saint Jordi (Spain)