Ozzy Osbourne cancels remainder of 2018 US tour schedule due to ongoing surgery
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Ozzy Osbourne fans will be gutted to learn that the metal legend has been forced to cancel the four remaining U.S. shows on the North American leg of his No More Tours 2. The ailing British rocker announced the cancellations on doctor's orders due to “multiple infections” in his right hand, which will require further treatment.

The Prince of Darkness revealed the bad news on Oct. 11 via a press release at MSO after undergoing surgery in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday to treat an infection that caused major swelling to the thumb and middle finger of his right hand. The surgery originally forced the postponement of his show Oct. 6 in Mountain View, CA, as well as performances originally scheduled  Oct. 9 at Chula Vista, CA, and  Oct. 11 in Los Angeles at Hollywood Bowl.

The Black Sabbath frontman had already rescheduled three of the four shows into late October on advice from his doctor, but further medical evaluation has now resulted in all of these dates being bumped into 2019, which includes his performance on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena. All forthcoming dates are TBA.

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“The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs,” writes Ozzy in his statement. “We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”

The “Paranoid” hitmaker is currently set to resume his farewell tour with a 2019 winter run through Europe with special guests Judas Priest, which launches on Jan. 31 in Dublin at 3Arena. Grab your tickets now at AXS. For all the latest information on Ozzy Osbourne, click here.