Ozzy Cancels Power Trip Appearance, Citing Health Issues 

Black Sabbath in concert
Singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne, frontman of Black Sabbath, in concert at the Verona Arena, Italian date of The End Tour. Verona, Italy. 13th June 2016 (Photo by Francesco Castaldo/Archivio Francesco Castaldo/Mondadori via Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne broke the news today that he won’t be taking the stage at the inaugural Power Trip festival in October, following a series of health issues. The Prince of Darkness explained in a statement that “unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet.”

Earlier this year Ozzy canceled his U.K. and European arena dates scheduled in May and June, which were part of his “No More Tours 2” farewell trek.

Ozzy’s full July 10 statement is below:

“As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October.

My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward.

Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.

The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed.

Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support.

I love you all and I will see you soon.

God Bless,


The mega-metal festival Power Trip is scheduled Oct. 6-8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, with a lineup featuring Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, and AC/DC.

When Ozzy called off the 2023 leg of the “No More Tours 2” trek in February he released a statement saying, “My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. 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.”

In 2019, the former Black Sabbath frontman underwent surgery after falling in his Los Angeles home and aggravating injuries from a 2003 ATV accident. That incident caused him to postpone all of his 2019 tour dates to 2020, just months after pushing back U.K. and European dates because of a severe upper-respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia.

The four-time Grammy winner announced in early 2020 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, subsequently canceling all his 2020 live dates to seek treatment.

“No More Tours 2” began in April 2018. Reports of the arena run include a Sept. 8, 2018, show at Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York that sold 13,346 tickets and grossed more than $1.5 million.