Ozzy Osbourne said on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (January 26th) that he’ll move forward with his “No More Tours 2” trek if he’s “well enough.”
Making his first public appearance since announcing his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, Ozzy told CBS’s “Grammy Red Carpet Live” pre-show about his tour, “If I’m well enough, I’ll work towards it. I’m having physical therapy every day, five days a week. I’m trying, doing the best I can. Neck surgery’s not easy.”
Ozzy had neck surgery to correct an old injury that he aggravated earlier this year, forcing him to stay off the road for all of 2019. He received his Parkinson’s diagnosis last February, around the same time. He admitted to CBS, “This last year has been hell for me.”
Kelly Osbourne said that she is proud of her father’s progress. She remarked, “Seeing how far Dad’s come this year and how far he’s come in the last week alone has just been incredible. I think coming out and telling his truth has been a weight lifted off of his shoulders . . . his physical therapist is saying how far you have moved forward in this last week is insane.”
Ozzy will head to Switzerland in April to see a specialist about his condition, and is then scheduled to resume the North American leg of tour this spring. His first new solo album in 10 years, Ordinary Man, is due for release on February 21st.