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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne sure hasn’t had the best health luck in recent months, and unfortunately, it’s affecting the kickoff to the European leg of “No More Tours 2” farewell tour.

Judas Priest, who is opening for Osbourne, announced via their Instagram that the first four shows have been postponed due to “Ozzy having a very bad case of flu.”  Their full post reads as follows:

“It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalized – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”

At the time of publishing, no rescheduling information had been released for the four postponed tour dates.

Osbourne was sidelined for a significant amount of time toward the end of 2018 with three different staff infections in his right hand.  He told Rolling Stone at the time that his right thumb swole up to  “the size of a f*ckin’ light bulb.” He needed surgery to cut out the infection, which, according to Osbourne, “Even with the numbing stuff, it was agony.”

Hopefully, after this flu passes, Osbourne will be back on the road and not have to deal with any future postponements again.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.