Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Remaining Tour Dates as He Fights Infection
By Andrew Magnotta
October 11, 2018
Osbourne previously called off two California shows due to the infection, which required surgery late last week. Today he announced that he would not be able to perform his Los Angeles stop on Thursday, October 11, or his Las Vegas show on Saturday, October 13.
"I'm so f***ing bummed about canceling these shows," he said in a news release. "The tour had been going great, and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We're hoping everyone will be patient and we'll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year."
The four canceled dates will all be rescheduled for next year, said the release.
In a prior update via social media, The Prince of Darkness expressed frustration at his hospital stay, and he said he hoped he would be discharged Wednesday.
But the Ozzman will have to wait a few more days, at least.
His latest update reported "multiple infections in his right hand" that will likely require additional surgery.
Osbourne doesn't have anymore dates on his itinerary this year. The European leg of his No More Tours 2 farewell begins January 30, 2019.
His entire farewell to touring is expected to continue into 2020.
Get well soon, Ozzy.
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SHOWS IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, CHULA VISTA, CA, LOS ANGELES, CA AND LAS VEGAS, NV TO BE RESCHEULDED IN 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has now cancelled the remaining four shows on his North American “NO MORE TOURS 2.” Following additional evaluation from his doctors, OSBOURNE will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand. The four cancelled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows will be rescheduled for 2019. “I’m so fu**ing bummed about cancelling these shows,” OSBOURNE says. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.” Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.