Ozzy Osbourne’s 2023 tour dates thrown into question over singer’s struggle to recover from recent surgery

Ozzy Osbourne onstage in September 2022
(Image credit: Kevork Djansezian / Stringer / Getty)

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that six months on from major surgery, he is still struggling to walk.

The metal icon released his guitar-star-studded new album Patient Number 9 back in September but, despite making one-off appearances, including the LA Rams season opener, he has not yet toured in support of the record. Now he has told listeners of his show Ozzy’s Boneyard on Sirius XM that he is uncertain about his ability to perform on his 2023 tour dates. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.