Commonwealth Games: Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage
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Ozzy Osbourne previously announced that he is retiring from touring due to declining health, saying he is “physically weak”. The 74-year-old Black Sabbath singer was due to embark on a tour of the UK and Europe later this year, but in a statement said that he has “come to the realisation that I’m not physically capable… as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required.”
The performer has reportedly decided to ditch his plans and claim “I am gonna f***ing get back on stage”, according to pals.
The rocker, who has Parkinson’s disease, cancelled his No More Tours 2 run last month amid his recent health woes.
According to reports, the musician is already “so upset and annoyed” at being unable to play live and wants to get back on stage even if it means sitting in a chair.
The Birmingham-born star may perform in Las Vegas or at a Los Angeles venue and is taking advice from his friend Guns’N’Roses singer Axl Rose, who performed on tour with a damaged foot on a throne.
“Ozzy is refusing to give up on his hope of getting on stage despite his statement last month,” a pal told The Sun
“He has declared: ‘I am gonna f***ing get back on stage’.”
They added: “He still has issues with his balance and cannot stand unaided for long periods of time on his legs.”
Ozzy is also understood to have taken inspiration from Phil Collins, who played Genesis’s last tour and sat down on a chair last year.
The source claimed the rocker is worried he will be unable to sit still but is not “ruling out” Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
They added to the same publication: “That is Ozzy’s determination. However Sharon is concerned about her husband being put through a heavy duty workload around gigs.
“Firstly she has deep concerns about his balance and wants him to get back to walking properly, before even discussing comebacks.
“And she is particularly worried about him losing his balance and suffering injuries.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Ozzy Osbourne’s representatives for comment.
It comes after the musician shared his touring plans in a new interview on Ozzy’s Boneyard SiriusXM hosted by Billy Morrison, the singer explained that he still has hope he will return to touring soon.
Ozzy clarified that the only thing keeping him from the road and his fans is his physical health, and if he was medically able to he would be touring right now.
He shared: “If I could tour I’d tour. But right now I can’t book tours because right now, I don’t think I could pull them off.
“If the doctor said to me today, ‘Oh, you can tour.’ It would take another six months to get it together, you know?”
The passionate musician added that the “only thing” keeping him going is making his records.
However, he shared: “But I can’t do that forever. I gotta get out there.”
The singer also slammed the coverage of his February announcement, highlighting that he is still very much alive.
He blasted: “I mean, I looked in the magazine, ‘Ozzy’s on his last legs.’ I’m f**king not dying.”
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