Ozzy Osbourne Cancels 2023 Tour Dates with Judas Priest, Releases a Statement About His Future As a Touring Artist

Ozzy Osbourne has released a statement canceling his upcoming World Tour dates with his friends in Judas Priest for the final time, and effectively ends his career as a regular traveling touring artist. In a statement that Ozzy opened his statement, made via his longtime PR team, SRO Publicity, he claimed this announcement “is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans.” Following his slip and fall at home four years ago, and after years of many back and neck surgeries, stem cell replacement treatments, cybernetics (!), and massive amounts of physical therapy, Ozzy is too weak to hold up to the regular rigors of touring. He did comment he is working with his team on ideas about performing that does not include travel from city to city, but that means most of the world will never see one of the best live performers in metal ever, in person again. Refunds for tickets for the 2023 tour are available from the point of purpose.


FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Statement from OZZY OSBOURNE:

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.

My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.

I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really FUCKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.

Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.

I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, Judas Priest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.

I love you all…”

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.