Ozzy Osbourne cancels more tour dates as he recovers from pneumonia

He's on the mend....

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan as he continues to recover from a serious pneumonia battle.

The metal icon, who was hospitalised earlier this month, was scheduled to perform in Sydney and Melbourne in March, followed by shows in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Chiba, Japan.

“Ozzy has announced that he will now cancel shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan,” a statement on Ozzy’s Facebook page confirmed.

“This follows news of the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his ‘NO MORE TOURS 2′ tour on doctors’ orders.”

Sharon Osbourne also revealed that Ozzy is required to recuperate for six weeks at home.

“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital,” she wrote.

Thankfully he is now through the worst part. His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

The news of Ozzy’s recuperation comes after Sharon confirmed that Ozzy was out of intensive care last week.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

In a since-deleted tweet, she wrote: “He’s breathing on his own.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to everybody who has reached out with good wishes. He’s overcome by the response.”

Meanwhile, Black Sabbath were recently honoured with a “heavy metal” bench in their hometown of Birmingham. The bench incorporates the images of the original members and is inscribed with a message that reads: “Geezer. Ozzy. Tony. Bill. Made in Birmingham 1968.”