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Ozzy Osbourne Cancels 2020 Tour Due to Health

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By Audrianna Wichman

In January of 2020, world famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne shocked his fans by announcing that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Originally diagnosed in 2003, Osbourne says that he has been managing the disease for much of his life. The 71-year-old superstar is famous for representing the image of danger, shock and living on the edge, so the diagnoses of such a disease caused surprise and sadness among not only his followers but the entire music world.

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Health Issues Cause Ozzy Osbourne to Cancel Tour

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After canceling his upcoming North American tour dates, Ozzy Osbourne reassures his fans that he will be seeking treatment, instead. The decision to cancel the tour ahead of time instead of waiting until the tour has already begun is one he made with his fans in mind. The Black Sabbath frontman declares that canceling last minute is "just not fair to the fans," according to Loudwire, to whom he also states that his upcoming treatment will last six to eight weeks.

Ozzy Osbourne Seeks Treatment in Europe

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Ozzy Osbourne will be seeking treatment in Switzerland, which is set to begin in April. His 2020 North American tour was scheduled to begin in late May. With more than 15 albums released since the 1980s when he rose to fame, the tour was highly anticipated by fans of all ages. While the news of the tour cancellation leaves fans disappointed and concerned for his well-being, many took to Twitter to express words of support and well wishes for the rocker.

Ozzy Osbourne Has Hopes to Tour Again

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Despite the severity of a diagnosis like Parkinson's Disease, Ozzy Osbourne shares a message of hope for his fans moving forward. Ozzy says that he is "going to come back from this" even though people have "written [him] off time and time again," he says during an interview with the LA Times. In addition to Ozzy's optimistic attitude about the situation, fans have another reason to remain hopeful: his new album titled "Ordinary Man" is set to release on February 21.

An Impressive Career

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Ozzy Osbourne's health complications inspire fans to reflect upon his impressive career. Rising to fame as the frontman of the legendary band Black Sabbath in the 1970s, the band and Ozzy went their separate ways near the end of the decade. He began his work as a solo artist, his work evolving over time, both musically and as a personality--he even starred in a reality TV series titled "The Osbournes." A dynamic artist, in 2019 Ozzy surprised fans by releasing a song with hip-hop superstar and friend Post Malone, uniting the two musical worlds.

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