Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his 2020 European tour. Despite this, his rescheduled North American tour is expected to continue as planned. This news comes after the singer previously postponed all of his 2019 dates due to injury. While dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia, the he fell in his Los Angeles home and aggravated previous injuries he sustained in his 2003 ATV accident.
Osbourne said the following:
“I’m here to give you an update on my condition. As you probably know, or you may not know, at the beginning of this year, I had a bad fall. I screwed all the vertebrae in my neck and had to have surgery. I’ve got a lot more nuts and bolts in my neck now than in my car.
I’m not dying, I am recovering — it’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would. I’m bored stiff of being stuck on a fucking bed all day. I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again. But you’re just gonna have to be a little bit more patient.
I’m postponing the European tour because I’m not ready. I’m not retiring — I’ve still got gigs to do — but when I do come back on an American tour, I wanna be one hundred percent ready to come out and knock your fucking socks off. And also, there’s a new album on the way.
Thank you to my band and my crew and Live Nation, and most of all Judas Priest.
I just wanna say one thing to the fans: I sincerely thank you for your patience and your loyalty. I love you. Now, will you fuck off and let me get better.”
The European dates are now expected to take place in early 2021. The 2020 North American dates can be found below:
05/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
05/29 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
05/31 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
06/02 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/06 Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
06/13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/16 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/18 Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
06/20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
06/24 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
06/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
06/28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
07/01 Milwaukee, WI – Amer. Family Ins. Amp (‘Summerfest‘)
07/03 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
07/09 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/11 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
07/15 Portland, OR – Moda Center
07/17 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
07/23 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/25 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
07/31 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena