Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Reveal Ozzy’s Power Trip Cancellation Was “Heartbreaking”
Over the last few months, it’s been pretty hard to watch Ozzy Osbourne recede away from the spotlight as ongoing health issues have forced him away from the stage. He’s had to cancel tours, stop major public appearances, and most recently, he had to drop out of the insanely massive Power Trip festival. And while his friends in Judas Priest have stepped up to fill the void, it’s apparently not enough to fill the void left in Ozzy’s psyche.
At least that’s what we’re hearing from his wife Sharon and daughter Kelly, who both revealed that it’s become a difficult topic to discuss around the “Prince of Darkness.” While speaking with Rolling Stone, the two Osbourne women explained what it’s like dealing with Ozzy’s inability to perform (formatting is ours).
Kelly: We can’t talk about it in the house because it is just so heartbreaking to see that all he wants is just one more show.
Sharon: And Ozzy wants to be on that show with all his friends. It’s heartbreaking for him to see everybody going on, and he’s just left behind.
Kelly: He could do it right now if he sat in a chair, because the voice is there; there’s nothing wrong with the voice.
Sharon: But he won’t do it.
Kelly: He said that if he can’t give his fans what they paid to see, he won’t do it. There is nobody that loves their friends as much as Dad does.
If you’ve ever seen Ozzy perform, you know he loved to be animated on stage, jumping up and down and dumping water on to fans even in his advanced age. Over the last couple years, Ozzy’s ability to tour has been spotty at best, due to lingering health issues stemming from a spinal injury he suffered back in the early 2000s. Since then, it’s grown to affect his mobility, among other aspects of his life, as he’s said he’s in near constant pain.
Ozzy was originally going to perform on October 7 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California as part of the Power Trip festival. He was supposed to share the stage with AC/DC. Since he pulled out, Judas Priest is now in that spot. The other nights feature Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden on Friday, October 6 and Metallica and Tool on Sunday, October 8.