Ozzy Osbourne has postponed the first four dates of his UK & Ireland tour due to illness.
A statement issued by Irish promoters MCD earlier this morning read: “Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming 3Arena date this Wednesday 30 January is postponed due to illness.
“Details for the rescheduled date will be announced within the next 48 hours on www.mcd.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie . All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date.”
An hour later, Ozzy Osbourne’s special guests Judas Priest confirmed that the dates in Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle have also been postponed due to Ozzy having "a very bad case of flu". The Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows are, at the time of writing, due to go ahead as planned.
The statement from Judas Priest reads: “It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu - therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date - details to follow once finalised.
"We are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans - we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together - and to the rescheduled ones in the future.”
At the time of writing there is no word from Ozzy's camp.
Last Thursday (24th January), Ozzy took to Twitter to share a photo of a burst blood vessel in his left eye, writing: "Coughed so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eye."
Coughed so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eye pic.twitter.com/EPuDnN8Mpa— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) January 24, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest's UK & Ireland tour dates are as follows:
Dublin 3Arena - Wed 30th - POSTPONED
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Fri 1st - POSTPONED
Manchester Arena – Sun 3rd - POSTPONED
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Tue 5th - POSTPONED
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Thu 7th
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Sat 9th
London The O2 – Mon 11th
Planet Rock will be playing Ozzy Osbourne's seminal debut album 'Blizzard of Ozz' in its unadulterated entirety tonight (Monday 28th January) at 11pm with NO interruptions, NO jingles and NO presenter between the songs.
For more information on Planet Rock Plays It In Full click here
It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) January 28, 2019
Details at https://t.co/NQRmy4YIOU#metalmaniacs #judaspriest #firepower #firepowertour2019 pic.twitter.com/w0jBWpfeid