The Prince of Darkness was forced to cancel the remaining four shows on his North American leg of the "No More Tours 2" tour due to illness.
Initially, Ozzy had only postponed one stop on the tour. While in the hospital the doctors realized surgery was required, forcing the postponement of the rest of the tour.
The iconic rocker has revealed the illness -- three separate and potentially deadly staph infections in his right thumb, which had swollen to the "size of a f---ing light bulb." The iconic rocker mentioned he didn't feel ill.
So how did Ozzy contract three individual staph infections in his hand? He said his doctor chalked it up to him constantly shaking hands with new people. "Well, I do that meet and greet at the gig and I must shake ... 200 hands a day."
Ozzy is feeling "85 to 90 percent better."
While Ozzy and his crew were disappointed to cancel the rest of the tour, they look forward to seeing ticket holders in July 2019.
Ozzy Osbourne 2019 Rescheduled Tour Dates:
July 20 - Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 - Chula Vista, CA at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 27 - Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl
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Article image: Ozzy Osbourne performing live at Monster of Rock 2007 in Spain. ( joxeankoret via Wikimedia Commons.)