Ozzy Osbourne postpones launch of UK winter tour due to health issues

Ozzy Osbourne fans in the U.K. and Ireland will have to wait a little longer to catch The Prince of Darkness live. The Black Sabbath frontman has postponed the 2019 launch of his No More Tears 2 due to “a very bad case of flu.”

Loudwire reports on Jan. 28 that the ailing rocker had been scheduled to launch his European leg with guests Judas Priest on Jan. 30 in Dublin at 3Arena. Osbourne has officially postponed the first four dates of the tour and the overseas trek will now begin on Feb. 7 in Glasgow, U.K., at SSE Hydro.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has had a run of bad luck with health issues in recent months. Last week, the “Crazy Train” hitmaker popped a blood vessel due to a severe cough and was forced to postpone a string of U.S. dates last year due to a serious infection in his hand, which required surgery.

Along with the Dublin show, other posted dates include Feb. 01 in Nottingham, U.K., at Motorpoint Arena. Feb. 3 in Manchester, U.K., at Manchester Arena, as well as Feb. 5 in Newcastle, U.K., at Metro Radio Arena. New dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans,” writes Ozzy's tourmates Judas Priest via Facebook. “We wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together.”

Osbourne will return to North America for the second round of farewell dates with special guests Megadeth. The 27-city trek will begin on May 28 in Atlanta at State Farm Arena and wrap up July 29 in Los Angeles at Hollywood Bowl. Grab your Ozzy Osbourne tickets now at AXS.