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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne postpones tour, including KC concert

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 11:59:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates, including a planned stop this summer at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Osbourne postponed the United Kingdom and European legs of the “No More Tours 2” concert tour in late January, citing a staph infection in his thumb and other health issues.

Tour stops in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan were postponed in mid-February after he came down with pneumonia.

Now, Osbourne’s tour dates in North America also have pushed back.

“Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now,” Osbourne said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going.”

Osbourne, a 2019 Grammy Special Merit Award recipient for his work with Black Sabbath, recently suffered a fall at his home, which aggravated injuries from a 2003 ATV accident and required surgery.

The “No More Tours 2” tour was scheduled to come to Kansas City on June 28, 2019.

Instead, the concert has been postponed to June 26, 2020. It will remain at the Sprint Center and tickets for the 2019 tour date will be honored at delayed show.

“Just know that I am getting better every day,” Osbourne said. “I will fully recover. I will finish my tour. I will be back!”