Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan as part of his "No More Tours 2".
"Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part," says Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. "His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel."
The latest concert cancelations come two weeks after Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California amid fears he could develop pneumonia, which is potentially fatal for someone his age.
This was Ozzy's second stay in the hospital. Last October, the metal legend contracted a staph infection that required him to have surgery on his hand and resulted in him canceling several shows.
In January, Ozzy was forced to postpone the entire European leg of his "No More Tours 2" run on doctors' orders, just one day after postponing the first four dates on the U.K. stretch of the trek. The trek was called off after Ozzy was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection.
"No More Tours 2" is a reference to Ozzy's 1992 "No More Tours" trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his days as a touring artist. The tour name was a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, "No More Tears". Ozzy returned to action three years later and has been on the road ever since.
In 2017, Ozzy reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde, who played on studio albums such as "No Rest For The Wicked", "No More Tears" and "Ozzmosis" and who has toured on and off with Ozzy for more than 30 years.