Concerns over Ozzy’s health surfaced last year, when his wife Sharon Osbourne revealed that the “Crazy Train” singer underwent a “very major operation” that would “determine the rest of his life.”
Ozzy made his first public appearance since the surgery in July 2022 during San Diego Comic-Con, describing his recovery as a “slow climb,” before returning to the stage for a concert the following month. However, in a statement to E! News in February, the rocker said he isn’t “physically capable” of the demands that come with touring.
“My singing voice is fine,” he assured. “However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
Ozzy announced in July that he would be pulling out of his scheduled appearance at the Power Trip Festival this fall, “Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet.”
He added at the time, “I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.”