Ozzy Osbourne Breaks Silence Following Cancellation of Comeback Show at Power Trip Festival in California
Ozzy Osbourne, the Godfather of Heavy Metal, has provided the first public update on his health after canceling his appearance at the Power Trip festival in October. During an exclusive conversation on his radio show, Ozzy Speaks, the former Black Sabbath frontman shared that he recently underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot filter from one of his arteries.
He explained that when he had blood clots in his legs, doctors inserted a filter into his artery to prevent the clots from reaching his heart and brain. Despite the serious-sounding procedure, Ozzy reassured listeners that it wasn’t as dire as it may seem. However, he expressed frustration with the series of setbacks and disappointments he has faced, and he eagerly looks forward to getting the necessary treatments done so he can resume his normal life. The procedure involved placing a device from his neck straight down to his groin to address the issue caused by the blood clots.
Ozzy Osbourne has been grappling with persistent health challenges dating back to 2003 when he experienced an ATV accident that resulted in multiple fractures, including a vertebra. In 2019, he suffered a fall at his residence, leading to the postponement of his scheduled European tour dates. Later in 2020, he publicly disclosed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, adding to the complexities of his health condition.
In February 2023, Ozzy Osbourne made the difficult decision to cancel his rescheduled UK and European tour originally planned for that summer. Alongside this announcement, he revealed his retirement from world tours due to ongoing health problems.
In his statement, the singer expressed that his ultimate goal had been to return to the stage. He reassured fans that his singing voice remained unaffected; however, despite undergoing three operations, stem cell treatments, numerous physical therapy sessions, and even the groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, his body still remained physically weak.
As a result of Ozzy’s absence, the Power Trip festival, scheduled for October 6-8, underwent some changes to its line-up. The amended roster featured six iconic bands known for their loud and powerful music: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden on Friday, October 6; AC/DC and Judas Priest on Saturday, October 7; and Metallica and Tool on Sunday, October 8.