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Ozzy Osbourne cancels US dates to receive treatment for Parkinson’s disease

By | Published on Tuesday 18 February 2020

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming North American tour dates in order to receive treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

The musician has had to postpone his planned farewell tour several times because of ill-health. The most recent plan was for him to play in the US in May, and then in the UK in October and November.

Last month Osbourne revealed that he had been diagnosed with a mild form of Parkinson’s disease following “the most painful and miserable year” of his life. Wife Sharon added: “It’s not a death sentence but it affects certain nerves in your body. You have a good day, a good day, then a really bad day”.

The musician plans to receive treatment for the disease in Switzerland. It’s the schedule of that treatment that means he has to call off the American shows.

He said in a statement: “I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six to eight weeks”.

“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”, he went on. “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”.