Ozzy Osbourne seen for the first time since announcing he’s retiring from touring
Ozzy Osbourne was seen in public for the first time since announcing his retirement from touring this week.
The 74-year-old rock legend walked with a cane as he entered a medical center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The former Black Sabbath singer appeared in high spirits, showing the peace sign to photographers.
The exit came just hours after he wrote on his social media accounts that he would have to cancel his tour due to a spinal injury he suffered four years ago and others health problems.
He said his voice sang “well” but was “physically weak” due to “three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physiotherapy sessions and, most recently, the groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) treatment. “, which uses a robotic exoskeleton to help improve movement.
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Ozzy Osbourne checks into a medical center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Mega for Fox News Digital)
“I’m honestly touched by how you’ve all patiently held on to your tickets this whole time, but in good conscience I’ve now realized that I’m not physically able to do my upcoming European/UK tour dates, because I know I could not cope with the necessary travel,” he wrote.
He called the announcement “one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” adding that the idea of ”disappointing” them “really F—S ME UP, more than you will ever know”.
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“I never imagined my days on tour would end like this,” he wrote, adding that his team is trying to figure out how he can play without having to travel.
Osbourne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2003 and was involved in a near-fatal accident on an ATV the same year. In 2019, he fell, which aggravated his neck and back injuries, requiring surgery.
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It was announced today that the rock legend has canceled the remainder of his tour. (Mega for Fox News Digital)
The rock legend says he suffered a spinal injury four years ago. (Mega for Fox News Digital)
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The former Black Sabbath singer appeared in high spirits, showing the peace sign to photographers. (Mega for Fox News Digital)
“I have now realized that I am not physically able to do my upcoming European/UK tour dates as I know I could not afford the necessary travel,” he wrote in part on the networks. social. (Mega for Fox News Digital)
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“With the pressure on my spine, I had nerve pain,” Ozzy told The Observer last year. “I had never heard of nerve pain! You know when you’re a kid you play with snow and your hands get really cold? Then you come in and pour hot water on yourself, and they Are you starting to get hot? And you get those chills? And it hurts? That’s how it is.
Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Giang-Paunon contributed to this report.