Ozzy Osbourne was forced to cancel his Saturday (October 6th) show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California after he was diagnosed with an infection that required surgery on his hand that morning. Osbourne will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he'll remain under doctor's care as they monitor the infection.
An infection would seem to be a minor issue for Ozzy, who's told us before that he didn't know how he was still alive after abusing drugs and alcohol for years: “I'm not a f***ing doctor. I keep saying that. You know, I'm just a very lucky guy that I ain't six foot under shoving daisies up, you know. I'm like the laboratory rat that survives, you know.” in Chula Vista, California, and the October 6th show has already been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 16th. Tickets for the original date will be honored on the 16th. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.
The Mountain View show is part of Ozzy's North American “No More Tours 2.” This leg of the tour wraps with shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 11th and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on October 13th.
Although Ozzy has maintained that this will be his final lengthy world tour, he plans to continue recording and performing live at a reduced pace and is not thinking of retiring completely.