Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour after Parkinson's diagnosis

Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 12:19:09-05

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his 2020 tour across North America after he was diagnosed last month with Parkinson’s disease.

The singer was scheduled to perform at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on May 29 for his "No More Tours 2" tour.

After promotional obligations for his new album, set to be released on Feb. 21, Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatment to aid his recovery from "various health issues" he has faced over the past year.

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Osbourne said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks. “I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. 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.”

For those who have tickets for the tour, refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used.

The BB&T Center says ticket holders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.

The cancellation does not affect the European leg of his tour, which is still scheduled to begin on Oct. 23 in Newcastle, England.