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Ozzy Osbourne announces rescheduled gigs

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Ozzy Osbourne has announced the dates of seven rescheduled UK and Ireland gigs.

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The Birmingham-born former Black Sabbath frontman had to cancel the remainder of his No More Tours 2 tour after aggravating an old injury while falling at his Los Angeles home.

Osbourne, 70, was under his doctor's care as he was recovering from the injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia.

He'll now perform again on these shores in January and February 2020.

The rescheduled tour culminates at the Resorts World Arena in the singer's native city on 14 February before heading to Germany and Scandinavia.

New date announced for cancelled Ozzy Osbourne gig

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Ozzy Osbourne has rescheduled his cancelled gig at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena for 31 January.

The legendary rocker had been due to perform at the venue on 1 February this year but postponed the entire UK and European leg of his tour after falling ill.

Tickets for the original concert are valid for the rescheduled show and refunds are available for anyone who can't make the new date.

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Ozzy Osbourne pays tribute to 'gentle soul' Bernie Tormé

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Ozzy has been leading tributes to his former guitarist Bernie Tormé, who died on Sunday, aged 66.

He described the Irish musician, who also played with former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s band, Gillan, as "a gentle soul with a heart of gold," adding "He will be dearly missed."

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A statement from Tormé's family said he had "passed away peacefully on the 17 March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family."

It was confirmed via Tormé's own Twitter account last month, that he was extremely ill and in intensive care with pneumonia.

He was apparently owed nearly £16,000 by direct-to-fan marketplace PledgeMusic which has been struggling to pay artists.

The guitarist joined the Prince of Darkness' band in 1982 band following the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads.

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Ozzy Osbourne cancels tour dates due to pneumonia

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled tour dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan while he recovers from pneumonia.

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The Birmingham-born performer was forced to call off the UK and European legs of his No More Tours 2 due to flu, organisers said.

He had been suffering from flu and was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection, according to a January 29 statement on his website.

Announcing the cancellations, the 70-year-old's Twitter account attributed a quote to wife Sharon that said "his doctors advised he stay at home to recuperate for six weeks."

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Ozzy Osbourne is 'doing great' says Sharon

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The 70 year old rock legend was taken to hospital after suffering complications from the flu, forcing him to cancel his UK tour.

“He’s doing great,” Sharon said during Tuesday’s episode of US TV show The Talk, which she co-hosts.

“He’s out of ICU and he’s doing great. He’s breathing on his own,”

His doctors had diagnosed him with a severe upper-respiratory infection which they feared could have developed into pneumonia.

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Ozzy Osbourne admitted to hospital with flu complications

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His wife Sharon tweeted the news late last night.

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Ozzy's had a rough time of it of late, having been forced to postpone the UK and European legs of his No More Tours 2 tour, following doctor's orders.

A statement posted on his website said:

After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

Poor Ozzy is understandably miserable about the whole ordeal, saying in a typically forthright statement: "It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to [expletive].

"First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologise to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to [support band] Judas Priest for letting you all down.

"However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologise to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

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We wish Ozzy a very speedy recovery!

Ozzy Osbourne admitted to hospital with flu

Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to hospital after suffering from flu, wife Sharon has said said.

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The Birmingham-born performer was forced to call off the UK and European legs of his No More Tours 2 after taking advice from his doctors, organisers said.

The ex Black Sabbath star had been suffering from flu and was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection, according to a 29 January statement on his website.

Sharon tweeted the news, thanking fans for their "concern and love".

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