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Heavy Metal Legend Ozzy Osbourne Forced to Cancel Upcoming Tour for Health Reasons

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By Brooks Brown

Rock legend and heavy metal pioneer, Ozzy Osbourne, 71, has been forced to cancel his entire 2020 tour in order to take care of multiple medical problems.

The singer known by fans as “The Prince of Darkness” has been battling multiple health issues. Last month Osbourne announced that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms typically start gradually, and tremors are common. The disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Osbourne was originally diagnosed with the condition in 2003.

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Family bonds

Ozzy, Kelly, Sharon and Jack Osbourne
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The Osbourne family is no stranger to health problems. Ozzy’s wife Sharon announced that she had colon cancer in 2002 and son, Jack, revealed in 2012 that he had Multiple Sclerosis. Sharon was successfully treated for her condition and Jack is managing his health.

Daughter Kelly recently told The Mirror, “We take every day as it comes and he is doing incredible. We couldn’t have gotten much closer, but we did. Everyone is acting like it is doomsday, it’s not. It’s just something we have to deal with.”

Ozzy thanks fans

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Osbourne’s said in a statement on his official website, “I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a sh*t year … I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.” Refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

Fans will receive full refund

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Osbourne launched “No More Tours 2” in April of 2018, but the tour has been postponed twice due to these physical set-backs. To add to his weakened condition, Osbourne suffered a fall at a 2019 New Year’s Eve show that required surgery and caused nerve damage in his neck.

All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticket holders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.

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Osbourne's total album sales from his years in his band Black Sabbath, as well as his solo work, is over 100 million. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band.

Osbourne became a reality television star in the early 2000s appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside Sharon, Kelly and Jack. He and Jack currently appear in on Jack & Ozzy’s World Detour on The History Channel.

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