This evening the former Black Sabbath singer was supposed to kick off his 2019 European tour at 3Arena in Dublin. The 70-year-old’s No More Tours II, saw him postpone his first four shows in the UK and Ireland due to a “very bad case of flu” on Monday. However, another statement arrived yesterday saying that Ozzy has had to cancel the whole of his European tour on “doctor’s orders.” Nevertheless, the “completely devastated” star said that the cancellation is only temporary and the shows will be postponed until September.
Ozzy’s official Instagram reads: “OZZY has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his NO MORE TOURS 2 tour on doctors’ orders.
“This follows yesterday’s announcement that OSBOURNE was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu.
“After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.”
In a statement, Ozzy said: “I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour.”
Ozzy continued: “It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s***.
“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis.
“I want to apologise to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. “However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologise to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
The star will resume touring on March 9 at Download Festival in Sydney, Australia.
The full list of cancelled and now postponed shows are as follows:
Wed, January 30 – Ireland, Dublin – 3Arena
Fri, February 1 – UK, Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Sun, February 3 – UK, Manchester – Manchester Arena
Tue, February 5 – UK, Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Thu, February 7 – UK, Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Sat, February 9 – UK, Birmingham – Genting Arena
Mon, February 11 – UK, London – The O2, Arena
Wed, February 13 – Germany, Munich – Olympiahalle
Fri, February 15 – Germany, Frankfurt – Festhalle
Sun, February 17 – Germany, Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
Tue, February 19 – Germany, Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Fri, February 22 – Sweden, Stockholm – Ericcson Globe
Sun, February 24 – Finland, Helsinki – Hartwall Arena
Wed, February 27 – Switzerland, Zurich – Hallenstadion
Fri, March 1 – Italy, Bologna – Unipol Arena
Sun, March 3 – Spain, Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi