Ozzy Osbourne to headline first show this fall since announcing retirement

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Ozzy Osbourne will be among the headliners announced this week at the premiere Power Trip Festival in Indio, California, this fall.

The hard rock festival, which will also be headlined by legends Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and AC/DC, marks the return of the “Black Sabbath” front man to performing after canceling all of his 2023 tour dates and announcing that he was retiring from touring due to ongoing health problems.

“I am honestly humbled by the way you all have patiently clung to your tickets all this time, but with a clear conscience I now realize that I am not physically able to undertake my upcoming European/UK tour as I know I cannot handle the travel required.”

He said that his “singing voice is fine”, but that he is still physically weak after three operations, stem cell therapy, physical therapy and a hybrid prosthetic treatment, which uses a robotic exoskeleton to help improve mobility.

But he said he still wanted to perform.


Ozzy Osbourne announced he was retiring from touring earlier this year.

Ozzy Osbourne announced he was retiring from touring earlier this year. (Harry Cave)

“My team is currently brainstorming ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country,” he added in his statement.

Later that month during an episode of SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, he stressed, “I’m not dying,” saying he was upset to see press reports indicating he was “on his last two feet.”

He admitted he underwent “life-changing” surgery in June 2022 and was still in “constant pain” from a spinal injury four years earlier.

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rocker that was Recently seen with a stickabout his physical ailments and his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease in an interview with The Observer last year.

Ozzy Osbourne heads to a medical center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Ozzy Osbourne heads to a medical center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. (Mega Four Fox News Digital)

“With the pressure on my spine, I felt nerve pain,” Ozzy said. “I’ve never heard of nerve pain! You know when you’re a kid, and you’re playing with snow and your hands get really cold? Then you go in and you pour hot water, and you start getting warm? And you get chills? And it hurts? It’s like that.”

Osborne has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2003, and was involved in a near-fatal crash on an ATV that same year. In 2019, he fell, aggravating his neck and back injuries, which required surgery.

Osborne posted about the festival on his social media accounts Thursday, writing, “A legendary weekend in the desert.”

This week, Ozzy’s wife Sharon Osbourne told Piers Morgan on his show “Uncensored” that rock music “does a lot better.”

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“It’s going to be an amazing show,” she said of the Power Trip Festival. Ozzy “never stopped. He’s back.”

The Power Trip Festival comes from the founders of Coachella and will be held in Indio October 6-8.

Fox News’ Stephanie Jiang Baonun contributed to this report.

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