Ozzy Osbourne hurt in fall, postpones US tour

LONDON • After it was reported that the Rolling Stones were postponing a tour to allow Mick Jagger to go for heart surgery, another setback for rock fans has emerged.

Ozzy Osbourne, 70, is also postponing his North America tour, after he was hurt in a fall in his Los Angeles home during a bout of pneumonia.

The former lead singer of heavy metal band Black Sabbath required surgery last month.

Writing on Facebook on Thursday, the veteran rocker said: "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.

"Just know that I am getting better every day. I will fully recover… I will finish my tour, I will be back."

Osbourne, who was diagnosed with pneumonia in February, also postponed his British and European shows.

 

Meanwhile, Jagger, 75, has reportedly undergone a successful heart-valve replacement surgery in New York.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Ozzy Osbourne hurt in fall, postpones US tour'. Print Edition | Subscribe