The fracture occurred when Ozzy fell as he came out of the shower before the Tucson show on October 31. According to his reps, he was unaware that the leg was broken and continued to perform each night until the pain became unbearable.

It wasn’t until November 8 that he went to the doctor and discovered that his fall had resulted in a stress fracture injury to his leg. The doctor immediately ordered Ozzy to stay off his leg and to cease touring to prevent further injury.

Ozzy has returned to Los Angeles to consult with his personal physician, assess the extent of his injuries and determine when he can resume touring.

The shows affected were scheduled for Houston; Bossier City, La.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Nashville; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Birmingham, Ala. West Palm Beach, Fla.; Greensboro, N.C. andAtlanta.

News of Ozzy’s fall came the day after the Merry Mayhem New Year’s Eve show in Phoenix was canceled.

In a statement, the Merry Mayhem camp said the date was dropped because “the current climate reflects the public’s need to be with their families this holiday season. Both Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie have the utmost respect for their fans and share their desire to be with loved ones this New Year’s Eve.”