On his way to Toronto for his scheduled performance at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday (June 11), OZZY OSBOURNE spoke out again against SARS hysteria. "The media have made such a big fucking deal out of it," Ozzy told Much Music. "It's not the black plague." In a press release from his management, Osbourne said that his insurance company had refused to cover the Toronto date. "Come to the show," Ozzy told Toronto fans. "I'll be there. SARS won't keep me away. Fuck SARS, man."

Ozzy's Canadian tour is his first with new bass player Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA), who is pulling double duty with his "other" band, Montreal's VOIVOD.

The tour ends on June 16 in Quebec City, after which Osbourne will take a couple of weeks off before his Ozzfest kicks off in San Antonio on June 28.


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