Metal music’s Prince of Darkness is pressing pause on some upcoming live engagements.
On Thursday morning, Ozzy Osbourne's team announced on social media that, due to a fall at his Los Angeles home, as well as a bout with pneumonia, the singer will be pushing back all the scheduled dates of his No More Tours 2 tour this year.
"OZZY will postpone all his tour dates as he recovers from injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia," a statement on Twitter reads. "Ozzy fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery… Shows will be rescheduled beginning in Feb 2020."
Osbourne himself says in an Instagram post: "I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now."
"I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going," he adds. "Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!"
The legendary rocker, 70, has been battling a number of health issues in recent months. Last October, he was forced to undergo hand surgery to treat an infection. Then, in February, he was hospitalized due to complications from the flu. And just one week prior, he had postponed the European dates of his No More Tours 2 tour due to illness.