LOS ANGELES — British rocker Ozzy Osbourne on Wednesday postponed his solo European tour for a second time however insisted that he was not dying or retiring regardless of a yr of dangerous well being.
“I’m not dying; I’m recovering. It’s simply taking just a little bit longer than everybody thought it could,” the previous Black Sabbath frontman, 70, stated in a video posted on his social media accounts.
Osbourne has been in an out of hospital for nearly a yr due to a fall that required intensive surgical procedure on his backbone and neck in addition to pneumonia, flu problems and infections in his hand. The emergencies and different setbacks have prompted hypothesis in tabloid media that he’s close to dying.
Osbourne stated he was “bored stiff” with being in mattress all day however added, “You’re simply gonna should be just a little bit extra affected person.
“I’m suspending the European tour as a result of I’m not prepared. I’m not retiring — I’ve nonetheless received gigs to do — however once I do come again on an American tour, I wanna be a hundred percent prepared to return out and knock your… socks off,” he added.
Osbourne’s solo “No Extra Excursions 2” has already been postponed as soon as. The European leg was re-scheduled for a January 2020 begin. The re-scheduled North American dates, beginning in Might 2020, will go forward, promoters Dwell Nation stated on Wednesday.