Ozzy Osbourne Cancels North American Tour to Seek Medical Treatment
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Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his entire North American tour so he can seek medical treatment in Europe, Consequence of Sound reports. The heavy metal icon had already canceled the tour once over various health issues, and recently revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. Ozzy had hinted recently that this cancellation was a possibility, saying at the Grammy's last month he’d only tour if he was “well enough." Osbourne and his team decided to just scrap the entire tour rather than be forced to make last-minute cancellations. "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," he said in a statement. The dates had been scheduled to start in late May. As of now, Osbourne is still slated to tour Europe in the fall with Judas Priest. Ozzy's new solo album Ordinary Man comes out on Friday.