March 27, 2015

Ozzy Osbourne will undergo surgery in May, forcing the singer to cancel his planned Ozzfiesta event scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from May 27th to May 31st.


The organizers said in a statement, “Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. He requires at least four weeks of recovery time. We are very disappointed that we need to cancel.”

The organizers added that they will be offering refunds, but that fans who might still like to keep their reservation and convert it into an “all-inclusive vacation” at the Hard Rock should get in touch to make the arrangements.

There has been no statement issued yet from the Osbourne camp nor any hint of what kind of surgery the singer is undergoing.

Ozzy still has three dates in Brazil and one in Mexico posted on his website for late April and early May. In addition to a headlining performance from Ozzy, the five-day Ozzfiesta was supposed to include a dinner party hosted by Sharon Osbourne, an opening night party featuring a special acoustic set by Zakk Wylde, a question-and-answer session with Ozzy and his band, a Black Label Society concert, a comedy night, a charity golf tournament and more.

Ozzy’s only other confirmed live plans at the moment are a October solo residency in Las Vegas and a late November show in Japan with Black Sabbath. Sabbath is reportedly working on material for what will be its final studio album, but that has yet to be made official.