You Can Blame a Door for Those Ozzy Osbourne Cancellations

  • Axl Rosenberg

As you may already be aware, Ozzy Osbourne recently had to cancel a handful of dates on his U.S. farewell tour because he needed multiple surgeries to treat multiple infections in his right hand. But how did he get those infections in the first place?

The PRP reports that Ozzy’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, has now revealed the culprit, and it’s… a door.

Speaking on the CBS morning show The Talk (video at the bottom of this post), Sharon said:

“[He] had a little cut on his thumb. You know when you pull the side of your nail and he just left it. And then he hit it on a door. It started to get bigger and bigger, and then his middle finger, the same thing happened … and Saturday morning we took him into the emergency room and what had happened from a tiny thing here on the side of his nail, it had turned into two different infections in his hand.

“He had to have this operation where they cut the side of his thumb and this [middle] finger and they had to get rid of the infection. It’s been from something you think is absolutely nothing. It’s unbelievable.”

She continued:

“…It’s so sad for him. In this portion of his tour, he had four shows left to do in California, but his hand still hasn’t healed. And it’s one of these things that every day, they go, ‘no. Tomorrow you’re gonna be fine. La la la.’ It hasn’t been fine. And, in fact, he’s going into hospital today; he’s gonna have another procedure done on his hand. And so, we didn’t wanna keep canceling them — change it again, change it again — so we just said, ‘Okay, let’s cancel these four shows,’ and they’re all gonna be rescheduled. He will perform.”

When I was a kid my dad accidentally slammed my hand in a door, so I totally get it, man. Doors are, like, so helpful, but they can also be so harmful, right? Like, WHOA. I just blew my own mind.

Kidding aside, this all stinks, for Ozzy and, of course, for the fans who were looking forward to these gigs. Here’s hoping the Ozzman gets better soon and the crazy train keeps a-rollin’. Or keeps a-goin’ off the rails. Or whatever. You get my meaning.

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