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Ozzy Osbourne set to return to live stage in 2022

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Ozzy Osbourne is set to finally return to the live stage in 2022.

That’s according to his wife and manager, Sharon, who revealed the news to the U.K.’s Planet Rock Radio.

“Ozzy’s tour has been rebooked,” Sharon said. “The British tour, he’ll be back in [20]22.”

“You know, we just carry on as normal,” she adds. “We’ve been doing loads of TV shows here and you’ve got to just keep going until Ozzy can go back live. He’s in the studio right now doing a new album!”

Ozzy has been off the road since 2018, and had to postpone a number of dates and tours over the last couple years due to a variety of health issues, though he was able to perform at the American Music Awards last November. And this year, of course, the live music industry has been upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which not only kept Ozzy from the stage, but also hampered his continued recovery from his various health ailments, which include neck surgery and his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.

“For Ozzy, when everybody had to go in lockdown, it kind of set him back because he couldn’t do his physiotherapy,” Sharon explained. “He had nearly five months of no physio and in those five months I think all he and I did was lie on the couch, watch TV and eat.

“It kind of set him back but he’s back to where he was before the pandemic,” she added. “Since he’s been back working with the physio and every day I see an improvement, but it’s hard for Ozzy because you don’t see yourself as you really are. He’s getting there, he is. He will be back and be on that stage!”

Ozzy released his new album, Ordinary Man, in February.

By Josh Johnson
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