Ozzy Osbourne has had to postpone the planned European concerts of his "No More Tours 2" tour on the advice of his doctors. The musician announced this on Instagram. He had previously canceled the first four appointments because of the flu. Another visit to the doctor revealed that Osbourne was suffering from a serious upper respiratory tract infection. The doctors fear the infection could develop into pneumonia when the 70-year-old is on stage and traveling through Europe in the winter.
Ozzy Osbourne himself also addressed his fans and said in a statement: "I am completely devastated because I have to postpone the European concerts of my tour. It seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit." First he had the infection in his thumb, now the flu and bronchitis are added, according to the singer. "I want to apologize to all my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and Judas Priest for letting you all down." But Osbourne also promises that the tour with Judas Priest will be completed: New dates are to be scheduled for September. Four concerts were planned in Germany.
The musician had to cancel a few concerts in October and instead had to be treated for a few days at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He had contracted a life-threatening infection in his right thumb. He later explained to the newspaper "The Daily Star" that a faulty manicure almost cost him his life. "The funny thing is, they think I got it from a manicurist!" Osbourne said. The doctors also explained to him that the infection had already entered his bloodstream and he could have died.