Ozzy Osbourne’s farewell message brings fans to tears

Ozzy Osbourne has stopped performing.

The 74-year-old Black Sabbath musician made the announcement on Wednesday that he is ending his tour due to a spinal ailment and has postponed all of his remaining dates.

“One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to convey with my devoted fans was definitely this. You may all be aware that I suffered a serious accident this month, four years ago, in which I fractured my spine “Osbourne posted a statement on Instagram early on Wednesday.

He stated, “My one and only goal all this time has been to come back on stage. “My vocal range is excellent. My body is still physically frail after having undergone three procedures, stem cell therapy, countless hours of physical therapy, and most recently, the ground-breaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment.”

Osbourne continued by stating that due to his inability to handle the necessary travel, he had “realized” that he was “not physically capable” of finishing his planned UK and European tour dates.

In his Instagram statement, Osbourne continued, “Never would I have dreamed that my touring days would have ended this way. “My team is presently brainstorming locations where I can perform without having to go from city to city and nation to country,” the author said.

“I want to express my gratitude to my family, my band, my crew, my longstanding friends, @JudasPriest, and, of course, my fans for providing me the life I had never even dared to imagine. I cherish you all.”

Osbourne informed his followers that show ticket refunds are available in his final post.

Osbourne underwent surgery in 2019 after a late toilet trip fall aggravated 16-year-old ATV accident injuries to his neck and back.

He has had two more procedures since then, the most recent being in July. Following his fall, he was also given a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis; now, he walks with a cane.

After experiencing “nightmare” health setbacks, Osbourne, who has been married to Sharon Osbourne for 40 years, told PEOPLE in September 2022 that he was determined to tour once more.

“Because I belong there. The biggest love affair of my life is the one I have with my audience “He disclosed this only to PEOPLE.

“Even if I have to be wheeled on and nailed to a board, I’m going back on stage. My legacy is that I lived.”