Ozzy previously said, "I just want to be well enough to do one show where I can say, 'Hi guys, thanks so much for my life'"
Following several comments from the 75-year-old Black Sabbath rocker about nearing the end of his touring days due to health issues, his wife and manager Sharon revealed he's planning two final concerts in his Birmingham, England, hometown as a send-off to fans.
"He won’t tour again but we are planning on doing two more shows to say goodbye as he feels like, ‘I have never said goodbye to my fans and I want to say goodbye properly,'" said Sharon, 71, during her Cut the Crap Tour stop in London on Sunday, per Rolling Stone UK.
She specified that the shows will be held in the city's Aston Villa neighborhood "where Ozzy is from," per the outlet. "His voice is still absolutely perfect," added Sharon, noting that he's continued taking "singing lessons" throughout his health-induced time away from the stage.
At this time, Ozzy has not confirmed nor announced any upcoming performances.
The Grammy winner has previously spoken about whether or not he'll be able to tour again following four surgeries related to the structural damage he sustained from a 2019 fall.
In March 2023, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member canceled all his then-upcoming U.K. and European tour dates due to his damaged spine and seemingly announced his retirement from touring.
"My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak," Osbourne wrote on Instagram at the time.
"Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way," he added. "My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country."
Later that month, on SiriusXM's Ozzy's Boneyard show, the musician said the public's reaction to his initial comments on touring drove him "nuts."
"If I can ever get back to where I can tour again, fine," he said at the time. "But right now, if you said to me, 'Can you go on the road in a month?' I couldn't say yes. I mean, if I could tour I'd tour. But right now I can't book tours because right now, I don't think I could pull them off."
The "Crazy Train" performer explained that he can't just start playing shows the day he feels better, as planning a tour takes time.
"If the doctor said to me today, 'Oh, you can tour.' It would take another six months to get it together, you know? The only thing I've got that keeps me going is making records," continued Ozzy. "But I can't do that forever. I gotta get out there."
In a November 2023 interview with Rolling Stone UK, the rock icon voiced a similar sentiment as Sharon about wanting to connect with his fans for a last time before his touring days come to an official end.
"That’s one of the things I’ve been the most f---ing pissed off at: I never got the chance to say goodbye or thank you," said Ozzy at the time. “If I can’t continue doing shows on a regular basis, I just want to be well enough to do one show where I can say, ‘Hi guys, thanks so much for my life.’ That’s what I’m working towards, and if I drop down dead at the end of it, I’ll die a happy man.”
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