Ozzy Osbourne pulls out of October performance as battle with health continues: ‘I’m just not ready’

Ozzy Osbourne has withdrawn from the 2023 Power Trip Festival due to ongoing health problems.

Amid his struggle with Parkinson’s, the Black Sabbath musician’s highly anticipated comeback to the spotlight was planned to signify the three-day heavy metal music festival, which is planned for Oct. 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Osbourne, 74, mentioned his continuous health issues when he announced the news to his followers through social media on Monday.

In a formal declaration, he expressed, “During the month of October, I have found myself compelled to withdraw from participating in Power Trip, as excruciating as this choice may be.”

I had an original plan to return to the stage in the summer of 2024 and I moved forward with optimism to show this.

“I am very proud that I have been on the show for nearly five years, and yet I am not fully prepared. Unfortunately, my body is not just telling me, it’s explaining,” Osbourne continued.

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“Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet,” he wrote.
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The rocker confirmed that his replacement will be “announced shortly,” teasing that he’s “personal friends” with the new band on the lineup.

“Ozzy,” God bestowed his blessings. “In the near future, you will witness my presence, and I hold deep affection for each and every one of you. I would like to express my gratitude to my crew and band for their unwavering support and unconditional loyalty. Above all, I want to thank my fans. I want to assure you that I will not let you down, and I promise that you will not be disappointed.”

The Power Trip show has garnered a six-page comment. The current lineup features The Roses, N’ Guns, Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC, and Tool.

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The rocker added, “I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.”

Osbourne experienced a severe fall in a completely dark bathroom until he openly disclosed his health challenges; however, he received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2019, as previously stated.

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  • In a collaborative interview held in January 2020, Sharon Osbourne, the spouse of the Grammy recipient, informed viewers of “Good Morning America” that although it does impact specific nerves within your body, it is not a terminal verdict by any means. Furthermore, there exist numerous variations of Parkinson’s disease.

    She observed that her spouse could experience “a positive day, a positive day, and then a truly negative day.”

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    Ozzy credited his wife, Sharon Osbourne, for helping him through his Parkinson’s battle.
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    “Wandering about in heavy footwear” felt akin to Parkinson’s disease, he shared with The Observer during a recent update on his health, the musician primarily.

    “You believe you’re raising your feet, but your foot remains stationary,” he clarified in the previous year.

    Ozzy credited Sharon, 70, joking that without her, he would be “f-king gone,” for helping him navigate the challenges that accompanied the diagnosis.

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    Sharon noted that Ozzy could have “a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”
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    “We have a little row now and then, but otherwise we just get on with it,” he said of their decades-long marriage.