Ozzy Osbourne announces retirement from touring, cancels all remaining shows

Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne has announced his retirement from touring and canceled all upcoming shows, saying he’s not “physically capable” of life on the road anymore.

In a new statement from Osbourne himself, he cites an accident four years ago, and subsequent failed treatments aimed at getting him back into peak shape, as the central reason behind his decision.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.