Ozzy Osbourne Cancels First Four Dates of European Tour

The Prince of Darkness was set to hit the road with Judas Priest this week
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels First Four Dates of European Tour
Two days ahead of kicking off a European tour alongside Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel the first four dates of the run.

Taking to social media, Judas Priest revealed that Osbourne's cancellation stemmed from "having a very bad case of flu," resulting in cancelled dates in Dublin (January 30), Nottingham (February 1), Manchester (February 3) and Newcastle (February 5).

Judas Priest's post indicated that the aforementioned four shows will be rescheduled at a later date, with details to follow. The band wrote, "we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together — and to the rescheduled ones in the future."

Last fall, Osbourne cancelled a portion of his North American farewell tour due to "multiple infections." He later revealed that he had three staph infections in his right thumb, causing it to swell to "the size of a fuckin' lightbulb."

We wish Osbourne a speedy recovery. Judas Priest delivered their Firepower LP last year.