Ozzy Osbourne cancels tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan due to pneumonia

Ozzy Osbourne's recent health struggles have resulted in further show cancellations. The Prince of Darkness has been forced to ax shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan on doctor's orders as he recuperates from an ongoing battle with pneumonia.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer unveiled the news on Feb. 19 via a press release at MSO, following his release last week from the intensive care ward of Keck Hospital of University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The ailing rocker previously canceled his 2019 winter tour of Europe and the U.K. after being admitted to hospital earlier this month for an upper-respiratory infection.

The Grammy winner had been scheduled to resume his farewell tour with a headline appearance on March 9 in Sydney, Australia, with stops in Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, before wrapping up on March 21 in Japan at Download Festival. The dates were canceled on advice from the Black Sabbath star's doctor that he required six more weeks off the road to fully recuperate from his life-threatening illness.

“Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” writes the heavy metal pioneer's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

Fans in the U.S. and Canada can catch the legendary British rocker back in action when The No More Tours 2 returns to North America this spring. The farewell trek launches May 28 in Atlanta at State Farm Arena with a big stop on July 21 in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena before wrapping up June 22 in Uncasville, CT, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Grab your Ozzy Osbourne tickets now at AXS.