Five years after his last full concert, Ozzy Osbourne feels ready to “get back in shape” to record one final album before hitting the road.
Overwhelmed for several years by the aftermath of a mountain bike accident and a nasty fall in his bathroom in the middle of the night, Ozzy Osbourne told Metal Hammer, a British magazine, that he was done with the operating tables and took the opportunity to announce his plans for to imagine the year 2024.
“I want to get back in shape,” claims the Prince of Darkness. “I have released two albums in the last few years, but I want to produce one last album before I go back on tour,” he confirms.
The Black Sabbath singer performed “Ordinary Man” and “Patient Number 9” in 2020 and 2022, but has not performed a full show since 2018 due to his health and the pandemic. Ironically, the tour he had to cancel during this time was called No More Tours II.
“Damn it, don’t die.”
The year 2023 will have been a rollercoaster ride for metal fans, because before he claimed that he wanted to tour with a new album, the Crazy Train singer had to cancel all of his concerts and imply that he might never tour again .
“I never thought my touring days would end like this,” he said at the time.
At the time, several media outlets were quick to claim that the singer was on the last few kilometers and already had one foot in the grave, but Ozzy was far from saying his last word.
“This damn press is driving you crazy […] I’m not fucking dying! he replied during an episode of Ozzy’s Boneyard on SiriusXM last March.
The dates for the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s next album and the start of his possible tour are not yet known, but the 74-year-old artist told Metal Hammer that his project is already in the works and recording should begin at the beginning of 2024.