It’ll take much more than a measly hand infection to slow down the Prince of Darkness. Actually, that’s exactly what slowed down hard rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, as the classic rock hero was forced to undergo emergency surgery over the weekend, leading the cancellation of his scheduled show in Mountain View, California on Saturday. As Billboard reports, Osbourne’s Saturday night show as part of the American leg of his No More Tours 2 tour was canceled due to a serious infection in his hand. The surgery took place at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital, and thankfully for Ozzy and fans, was followed by a celebratory ice cream cone as seen in the photos shared to his Instagram account seen below.
According to the statement shared to his website on Saturday, Ozzy will be resting at the Los Angeles hospital over the next few days before resuming his concert duties later this week. The tour is scheduled to pick back up beginning this Tuesday (Oct. 9) with his performance in Chula Vista California. The canceled performance on Saturday will now take place next Tuesday, Oct. 16, with all tickets for the originally scheduled performance being honored on the new date.
The report or statement didn’t go on to reveal what could have caused the serious infection, but orally removing the heads off living animals back in the 1980s probably didn’t help in terms of overall health and hygiene. The good news is that the 69-year-old rocker won’t be slowed down too long to continue his farewell tour for fans in the coming days. Ozzy’s North American leg was initially scheduled to end with a performance at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Oct. 13.
The European and U.K. leg of Ozzy’s second farewell tour as a solo artist alongside Judas Priest will begin shortly after the New Year on Jan. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, and continues until March 3 with a gig in Barcelona, Spain. Osborne will still continue performing, hand or no hand, but won’t embark on any more big tours at this point in his life and career. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming winter tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.
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Sat Oct 6 show at @ShorelineAmphitheatre in Mountain View, CA has being postponed due to illness. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter is being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand this morning (Saturday, October 6). OSBOURNE will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctor’s care as they monitor the infection. The show is part of OZZY’s North American “NO MORE TOURS 2,” produced by @LiveNation, and is expected to resume on Tues, October 9 at @MattressFirmAmp in Chula Vista before this leg of the tour wraps with shows at the @HollywoodBowl (October 11) in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (October 13) at the @MGMGrand Garden Arena. @StoneSour will perform on these three shows. The Oct 6 show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct 16 (support act for the new date is TBA). Ticketholders for the October 6 show should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled date on October 16. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.