Ozzy Osbourne fans will receive refunds after the former Black Sabbath vocalist cancelled his upcoming North American ‘No More Tours 2’ tour due to poor health.

The singer, who has been suffering with Parkinson’s disease since 2003, dropped the shows so he can “continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year.”

The tour was scheduled to begin on May 27 in Atlanta and close on July 31 in Las Vegas. His UK and European dates later this year so far remain unaffected.

Fans can claim refunds back from the point of purchase, with the full cost, including fees, to be returned directly to the credit card used. Osbourne also notes in a statement that “ticketholders who purchased ‘No More Tours 2’ tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.”

The statement adds: “This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (out February 21), Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatments.”

Osbourne said: “I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a s**t year. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-to-eight weeks.

“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

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