The rock legend is receiving treatment for tremors...
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to pull his European tour due to ongoing treatment for a nervous tremor, although doctors have ruled out that the shakes are due to PARKINSON’S DISEASE.
The singer, who suffers from involuntary shuddering, has been undergoing tests over the last three weeks for the shakes which have become ‘markedly worse over the last two years”.
Ozzy Osbourne said: “I was at a point where it felt as if this problem was practically destroying my life along with my self-esteem.”
“I was no longer comfortable being around people, which, as you can imagine, is not the best trait for a performer, ” he added. “I feel like I keep letting you all down, which breaks my heart… but you have my word that I will be over in the new year to complete my European tour.”
The 21-date tour was due to kick off at The Point in Dublin on October 22, however due to the side effects from the medication, Ozzy Osbourne will not be able to perform.
According to MTV News, the singer’s doctor, Dr Allan H Ropper, issued a statement yesterday (October 14), saying: “Ozzy Osbourne does not have Parkinson’s Disease.
He added: “However, he does have a tremor which is coming under control with medication. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of the medication is dry mouth, which greatly impairs the voice. This problem usually subsides after three to four weeks, but the downside is that this will definitely affect Mr. Ozzy Osbourne‘s ability to sing at this time.”
The cancelled tour dates are:
Dublin, The Point (October 22)
Glasgow. SECC (24)
Newcastle, Arena (26)
London, Wembley Arena (29)
Birmingham, NEC (31 – November 1)
Rotterdam, Ahoy (4)
Zurich, Hallenstadion (6)
Berlin, Arena Treptow (8)
Copenhagen, Valbyhalle (10)
Oslo, Spektrum (12)
Gothenburg, Scandinavium (14)
Stockholm, Globen (16)
Helsinki, Hartwell Arena (18)
Oberhausen, Arena (23)
Liepzig, Messehalle (25)
Prague, T-Mobile Arena (27)
Budapest, New Arena (29)
Vienna, Stadthalle (December 1)
Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle (3)
Munich, Olympichalle (5)