The legendary Ozzy Osbourne was recently spotted in public for the first time since announcing his retirement from touring this week.
Ozzy Osbourne was spotted in public
The 74-year-old rock legend walked with a cane as he entered a medical center in Los Angeles Wednesday. The former Black Sabbath vocalist appeared in good spirits, flashing the peace sign to photographers.
The outing came just hours after he wrote on his social media accounts that he would have to cancel his tour because of a spinal injury he suffered four years ago and other health problems.
He said his singing voice is “fine” but he’s “physically weak” from “three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment,” which uses a robotic exoskeleton to help improve movement.
“I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required,” he wrote.
He called the announcement “one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans,” adding that the thought of “disappointing” them “really F—S ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way,” he wrote, adding that his team is trying to figure out how he can perform without having to travel.
Osbourne was previously diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2003, and he was inolved in a near-fatal crash on an ATV the same year. In 2019, he fell, which aggravated his neck and back injuries, requiring surgery.