Ozzy Osbourne signs copies of his album ‘Patient Number 9’ at Fingerprints Music on September 10, 2022 in Long Beach, California. (CREDIT: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
The “Ozzman” was set to perform in Indio, California this October alongside headliners Metallica, AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses. He later shared that he wasn’t ready to perform due to health issues.
“Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed,” Osbourne wrote in the statement.
Speaking to his co-host, Billy Morrison, on SiriusXM’s Ozzy Speaks, Osbourne shared that he had recently had a blood clot filter removed from one of his arteries.
“When I had the blood clots in my legs, they put a filter in your artery to stop the blood clots going to your heart and your brain,” Osbourne shared. “It sounds worse than it is.”
He continued: “So, on Monday, I went to have it removed. The blood clots have jammed you all up. It’s just disappointment after disappointment. Just get this thing fucking done so I can go get on with my life.”
Osbourne also reflected on his struggle over his ability to produce a vein for medical procedures, adding: “So, they put a thing down there in my neck, straight down to my groin, Yeah, but they can’t even find a vein on me.”
Judas Priest are now scheduled to take Osbourne’s place at Power Trip on Saturday, October 7.
He had announced his retirement from touring on February 1, calling off his European and UK tour dates in the process. His retirement announcement came following a fall at his Los Angeles home which required neck surgery.
“I’m absolutely blown away,” said the Black Sabbath frontman, who performed at the closing ceremony (via BBC). “Thank you for all your votes. And Birmingham forever,” he added.