and flew home from New Orleans earlier today to see his doctors
and rest and recuperate. Here is the official press statement:
OZZY OSBOURNE FORCED BY DOCTORS TO POSTPONE SOME DATES ON MERRY
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced by doctors to postpone ten dates
on the Merry Mayhem tour due to a stress fracture in his leg.
The fracture occurred when Ozzy fell coming out of the shower
before the Tucson show on 10/31. He was unaware that the leg
was fractured and continued to perform each night until
the pain became unbearable. It was only yesterday that Ozzy
went to the doctor and discovered that his fall had resulted in
a stress fracture injury to his leg. The doctor immediately
ordered Ozzy to stay off his leg and to cease touring to
prevent further injury.
Ozzy is flying back to Los Angeles today to consult with his
personal physician to assess the extent of his injuries and to
determine when he can resume touring. The dates will remain
postponed until otherwise notified.
The dates immediately affected are as follows:
11/9 Houston, TX / Compaq Center
11/10 Bossier City, LA / CenturyTel Arena
11/12 Knoxville, TN / Thompson Boling Arena
11/14 Nashville, TN / Gaylord Entertainment Center
11/15 Cleveland, OH / Gund Arena
11/17 Cincinnati, OH / Firstar Center
11/19 Birmingham, AL / BJCC
11/21 West Palm Bch, FL / Mars Music Amphitheater
11/23 Greensboro, NC / Greensboro Coliseum
11/24 Atlanta, GA / Philips Arena
Further news regarding Ozzy Osbourne's condition, and the
rescheduling of the dates postponed, will be forthcoming as
soon as it becomes available.
OZZY DOES AN OLLEY AT THE MTV SPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Yes, Ozzy played at the MTV Sports and Music Festival in Vegas
last month but sadly he didn't pop an olley. (He left his board
at home, y'see.) He did, however, perform three songs during
his first public concert with Zakk Wylde since 1992. The set,
part of MTV's Sports and Music festivities in the downtown
section of Las Vegas, will air November 15 at 5pm ET on MTV.
Don't miss it!
OZZY STORE STOCKING NEW, EXCLUSIVE MERCH
For official OZZY and MERRY MAYHEM merchandise go to
www.ozzy.com and click on OZZY STORE. We have just posted the
OZZY Xmas stockings and the OZZ Bless America t-shirt, not to
mention the Ozzy Santa cap. This is the ONLY place to get this
stuff unless you go to the show! There are many other
exclusive items for sale at the store, including all the MERRY
MAYHEM tour shirts. Check it out!