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Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his 2022 European tour dates with Judas Priest until 2023.

The news was confirmed via Ozzy’s social media channels in a statement that read, “The forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne tour dates with guests Judas Priest due January 2022 have been postponed. OZZY says ‘Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support.'”

On top of dealing with issues pertaining to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Osbourne has been dealing with a number of health issues since October 2018. Back then, he had to cancel his then remaining North American tour dates on his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour due to needing hand surgery to treat three staph infections in his right hand.

Things only got worse. In January 2019, Osbourne was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection that resulted in the postponement of the entire European leg of “No More Tours 2.” The infection developed into pneumonia that landed Osbourne in the ICU in February 2019 which led to him postponing tour legs in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

In April 2019, all of Ozzy’s remaining tour dates that year were postponed following spine and neck surgery after he fell in his home in Los Angeles and aggravated old injuries he sustained from his 2003 ATV accident that nearly ended his life. The fall was so bad at one point doctors thought Ozzy would never walk again.

After all of that, Ozzy would then go public in January 2020 about his years-long battle with Parkinson's disease.

In September 2021, wife/manager Sharon Osbourne revealed Ozzy was undergoing corrective surgery for neck and spine injuries he sustained following a fall in his home in 2019.

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