The culmination of a foreseen chapter in music history is now official as Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary heavy metal vocalist renowned for his roles in Black Sabbath and his solo career, is set to conclude his illustrious journey with a pair of farewell performances in his hometown of Birmingham, England.
The revelation unfolded in an exclusive report from Mirror.co.uk, where Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife and manager, disclosed the existence and significance of these impending shows. Sharon conveyed that Ozzy won’t engage in extensive tours anymore due to his health condition, but he is prepared to deliver two final shows that hold special meaning.
“His vocal prowess remains impeccable. Throughout his hiatus, he has diligently continued his singing lessons, preserving the perfection of his voice. Even if you’re not a fan of his music, it’s impossible not to appreciate Ozzy; he possesses a magnetic quality that captivates,” shared Sharon during her “Cut the Crap” tour in London.
While discussing the farewell shows, she hinted at the possibility of Aston Villa’s stadium, Villa Park, being the venue of choice. Sharon elaborated on Ozzy’s sentiments, stating, “He won’t embark on another extensive tour, but we’re orchestrating two final shows to bid a proper farewell. It’s his way of saying, ‘I’ve never bid farewell to my fans, and I want to do it properly.’ We’ll host it in Aston Villa, Ozzy’s hometown.”
At the age of 75, Ozzy has encountered documented health challenges, notably severe back problems stemming from a life-threatening quad bike accident in 2003. These issues persisted and worsened in 2019 after a fall in his home. Last year, Ozzy had to cancel his entire touring schedule due to these health concerns. Despite initial reports suggesting a permanent retirement, Ozzy emphatically clarified, “I’m not departing anytime soon. I’ll be back on stage for more gigs before I call it quits.”
As details about these two farewell dates emerge, we will keep you informed. The imminent conclusion of Ozzy Osbourne’s storied career marks the end of an era, leaving an indelible impact on the world of music.