On January 28, Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was forced to postpone the first few dates of his European tour due to illness.
“No More Tours 2,” which also features Judas Priest, was supposed to start today (January 30) and end on March 3. Osbourne released the following statement:
I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.
Doctors had feared that Osbourne’s flu would eventually turn into pneumonia had he continued on with the tour dates.