Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour to have Parkinson’s remedy

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Image caption Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne introduced a trophy ultimately month’s Grammy Awards

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his North American tour so as to have additional remedy for Parkinson’s illness.

The rock veteran, 71, revealed his prognosis a month in the past, and can travel to see medical doctors in Switzerland in April.

He had been due again on stage in Atlanta, Georgia, on the finish of May.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks,” he mentioned. His UK tour, which stars in October, continues to be on.

Discussing his well being in January, he mentioned he has a “mild form” of Parkinson’s, which he came upon about after struggling a fall a 12 months in the past.

He then had surgical procedure on his neck, which he mentioned “screwed all my nerves”.

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Image caption Ozzy and daughter Kelly Osbourne walked the purple carpet on the Grammys

An announcement on his web site mentioned the tour had been cancelled to permit him “to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year”.

He had beforehand postponed the US tour final April after his fall.

The former Black Sabbath frontman mentioned he was “so thankful that everyone has been patient”.

He continued: “I do not wish to begin a tour after which cancel reveals on the final minute, because it’s simply not honest to the followers.

“I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

In January, spouse Sharon mentioned that they had exhausted choices for remedy within the US.

“We’ve kind of reached a point here in this country where we can’t go any further because we’ve got all the answers we can get here,” she mentioned.

“So in April, we’re going to a professional in Switzerland. And he deals with… getting your immune system at its peak.”

Osbourne’s subsequent scheduled present is the primary date of his UK tour, in Newcastle on 23 October. His new album, Ordinary Man, is about for launch on Friday.

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