After initially rescheduling concerts — including a Hollywood Bowl appearance — while he recovers from surgery, rocker Ozzy Osbourne announced Thursday he has been forced to postpone all of the remaining North American shows on his “No More Tours 2” tour until next year.
“I’m so (expletive) bummed about canceling these shows,” Osbourne said in a statement posted on his website. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Despite decades of performing, Osbourne is till known for biting the head off of a live bat during a concert in 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. The current infection apparently had nothing to do with consuming any flying mammal.
Osbourne was originally set to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 11, but the show was pushed back until next Monday because he was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for infections on his right hand. Now the show is off altogether, with the rocker saying the infections will likely require another surgery.
The shows will be rescheduled next year, and tickets for the canceled shows will be honored.
In addition to the Hollywood Bowl show, Osbourne also canceled an Oct. 18 show at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Visa and performances in Mountain View and Las Vegas.
The international tour is currently scheduled to conclude in March 2019 in New Zealand.