The star is still recovering from injuries sustained in his December quad bike crash...

Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel his forthcoming UK dates due to his injuries.

As widely expected, the Black Sabbath and reality TV star has had to pull the dates following his December quad bike crash. The accident, which nearly killed him, left Ozzy Osbourne with fractured ribs and vertebrae.

Speaking of his regret yesterday (January 7), Ozzy Osbourne said: “I am deeply disappointed, but it’s out of my control. Right now I need to concentrate on my recovery and unfortunately this is something I cannot rush.”

He continued: “I have to take things one step at a time now. I look forward to being back on stage as and when the doctors tell me I am fit and ready.”

Ozzy Osbourne had been due to play a 20-date tour which would have included dates at London Wembley Arena (February 22) and Birmingham NEC (24&26). The tour had already been postponed from last year.