Ozzy Osbourne reschedules Phoenix show on postponed farewell tour
PHOENIX — Fans of Ozzy Osbourne who were hoping to say goodbye to the metal legend when he brought his tour to Phoenix this summer will have to wait a little longer.
Osbourne said in a Twitter post on Thursday that he would postpone all of his tour dates as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia.
The 70-year-old rocker was set to bring his No More Tours II tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road on July 25, 2019.
Osbourne said the shows would be rescheduled starting in February 2020.
The Phoenix show was rescheduled for July 23, 2020. All tickets from the original show would be honored. (UPDATE: The show and the entire tour has been canceled.)
The injury that flared up stemmed from an ATV accident in 2003, when Osborne broke his collarbone, several ribs and a vertebra in his neck.
He underwent emergency surgery after the accident on the grounds of his British estate.
Osbourne was hospitalized in February for flu complications. Prior to that, he postponed the United Kingdom and European leg of his tour because of doctors’ orders.
He had to cancel several shows on his North American tour in 2018 because of a hand infection.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.