Ozzy Osbourne assures fans he is ‘not dying’ as he postpones tour

Ozzy Osbourne on stage in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the second concert to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Britai
Ozzy Osbourne on stage in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the second concert to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. * Some 12,000 tickets were distributed by ballot for the Party at the Palace, and ten of thousands more gathered outside to enjoy the music. Later The Queen was lighting a beacon and watching a firework display. On Tuesday she will travel to the St Paul's for a service of thanksgiving. 01/09/03: Osbourne has had to postpone his major UK tour dates after breaking his foot on tour. This week's Wembley Arena and Birmingham NEC shows have been rescheduled for October and November 2003. 15/10/03: Osbourne said he is being treated for a tremor which was 'practically destroying my life'. There had been concerns he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease, but doctors have now ruled that out after weeks of tests.Treatment for the condition means he will be unable to sing for weeks, sparking the cancellation of a string of live dates.

Ozzy Osbourne has assured fans he is “not dying” and “not retiring” after suffering a fall, but confirmed he is postponing his European tour while he recovers.

The former Black Sabbath singer, 70, fell at home earlier this year, aggravating injuries from a near-fatal quad bike crash in 2003.

He has now updated his fans on his progress in a video clip, and also shared an X-ray of his injuries.

“Well as you probably know or you may not know, the beginning of this year I had a bad fall,” he said.

“I just screwed all my vertebrae in my neck and had to have surgery.

“I’ve got more nuts and bolts in my neck now than in my car.”

He went on: “I’m not dying, I am recovering.

“It’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would.

“I am bored stiff of being stuck on a f****** bed all day.

“I can’t wait to get off my a** and get going again but you are just going to have to be a bit more patient.”

Osbourne said he had postponed his European tour “because I’m not ready”.

“I’m not retiring, I’ve still got gigs to do,” he said.

“When I do come back on the American tour I want to be 100% ready to come and knock your f****** socks off.”

The star also revealed that a new album was on the way.

He finished the message with a special thanks to his fans.

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