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Ozzy Osbourne Delays Tour with Judas Priest for Second Time

by Chris Haney
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Earlier today, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne announced that his upcoming tour with Judas Priest will be delayed for the second time.

Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” was set to celebrate five decades of The Prince of Darkness. In addition, iconic rockers Judas Priest are set to join the tour as special guests. The fellow British rockers are also celebrating their more than 50-year career on the tour. However, their European trek has now been delayed once again.

When the bands first announced the “No More Tours 2,” Ozzy Osbourne revealed it would be his last world tour. The original tour was supposed to begin back in April 2018, but it got postponed multiple times because of Osbourne’s health problems. Following several delays, the Black Sabbath lead singer announced he’s been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2003. He then went on to cancel all 2020 tour dates as well.

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a s–t year,” Osbourne explained at the time.

In September of this year, Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced that her husband would undergo a second neck surgery. Now, the iconic frontman has been forced to delay his 2022 European tour until 2023 due to “uncertainty” and “travel logistics” throughout Europe.

“The forthcoming tour dates with guests @JudasPriest due January 2022 have been postponed. #OZZY says ‘Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support,'” Ozzy Osbourne’s Instagram account shared this morning.

Ozzy Osbourne Feared He May Never Perform On-Stage Again

In a recent interview on SiriusXM last month, Ozzy Osbourne admitted he was fearful over future live concerts. The singer worried that he may never perform live on-stage ever again.

As mentioned, he’s scheduled to undergo a second neck operation. But following complications stemming from his first neck surgery, Ozzy questioned if he would ever truly be fit to sing live once more.

“The way it is now, I ain’t very encouraged, what if it gets worse?” Ozzy Osbourne said on SiriusXM.

“They do that, the first guy said, ‘If you do not have this surgery you have got a good chance of being crippled for the rest of your life.’ So I came out of the surgery and this guy f—ed me up. Even top guys make mistakes. I am a bit gun shy after the first one,” he said of his first neck surgery.

“I am just hoping and praying that I can at least do a f—ing show,” Osbourne admitted.