Heartbroken Ozzy Osbourne Tells Fans his Career is Over
Ozzy Osbourne is a household name, if your house is a cool one. Heavy metal band Black Sabbath made waves
Ozzy Osbourne is a household name, if your house is a cool one.
Heavy metal band Black Sabbath made waves across the world with Ozzy as front man, changing the landscape of music in the ’70’s and forever after.
But now, Ozzy Osbourne’s career as a performer is over.
The 74-year-old took to social media to share the news with his fans, and to cancel all of his shows – forever.
Ozzy Osbourne Won’t be Performing on Stage Any More
This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans… pic.twitter.com/aXGw3fjImo— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 1, 2023
Osbourne shared his heartbreaking message on social media with the caption, “This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans…”
The message reads, “This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.
My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy appointments, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
Osbourne added, “I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really F–KS ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
The message continues, “Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.”
Osbourne concludes, “I want to thank my family……..my band……my crew…… my longtime friends Judas Priest, and of course my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.”
He adds, “I love you all…..”
The longtime rocker postponed his tour in 2019 to recover from the initial spine injury. From there, it was all rough waters for Ozzy Osbourne.
The former Black Sabbath singer shared Parkinson’s diagnosis in January 2020, contracted Covid-19 in April 2022 and underwent surgery two months later.
His farewell tour was set to kick off in Helsinki, Finland, in May.
Ozzy Osbourne Joins Celine Dion at the End of an Era
Of course, Ozzy Osbourne is not the only superstar to have to call it quits in recent months.
Singing legend Celine Dion revealed a devastating diagnosis in late 2022, telling fans that she would have to stop singing for the foreseeable future.
After a series of mystery health challenges, the singer finally received information that pieced the picture together and let her give fans a clear picture of what she was dealing with.
CELEB reported on the video Dion shared when addressing the issue to fans; “In the video, Dion shared, ‘Hello everyone. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much, and I can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.’
In a halting voice, Dion explained, ‘As you know, I’ve always been an open book. And I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I’m ready now. I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.’
‘Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome which effects something like 1 in a million people. While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having.’
The star emotionally explained how the syndrome has been affecting her life, continuing, ‘Unfortunately, these spasms effect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I’m used to.’
‘It hurts me to tell you today this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February. I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better, and my precious children – who are supporting me and giving me hope. I’m working hard with my sport medicine therapist every day to build back my strength and my ability to perform again. But I have to admit it’s been a struggle. All I know is singing, it’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most.’
Dion’s voice wavered with emotions and withheld tears as she added, ‘ I miss you so much, I miss seeing all of you, being on the stage, performing for you.
‘I always give 100% when I do my shows, but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now. For me to reach you again, I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment, and I have hope that I’m on the road to recovery. This is my focus. And I’m doing everything that I can to recuperate.’
Dion thanked her fans for encouragement, love and support on social media, adding that it means a lot to her. ‘Take care of yourselves and be well. I love you guys so much, and I really hope I can see you again real soon.’
The star whispered, ‘Thank you.’
Stiff-Person Syndrome is extraordinarily rare, as Dion explained about one or two in a million people are diagnosed with it.”
Unlike Ozzy Osbourne, Celine Dion hopes to be able to return to the performance trail in the future.
But the dual news that two longtime legends are stepping away from the spotlight – even as pop queen Britney Spears takes a step back – means that there’s an opportunity for some up-and-comers to make their mark on the music world.
However, first – true Ozzy Osbourne fans will take a moment to mourn with him, and celebrate the hope of whatever life has next for him.