Ozzy Now Ready to Roll on European Tour
Ozzy Osbourne, who scrapped the start of his European tour last Wednesday after falling ill, is once again ready to pack his bags.
The rocker's rescheduled European tour will now take place in January and February of 2004, reports Launch.com.
In a statement made on Oct. 14, Osbourne, 54, said his doctor advised him to postpone because of a nervous tremor. He categorically denied to MTV.com that he had Parkinson's disease.
In his statement, the former Black Sabbath lead singer said his tremors were "practically destroying my life along with my self-esteem. ... I was no longer comfortable being around people, which, as you can imagine, is not the best trait for a performer."
Osbourne's doctor, Allan Ropper, said a side effect of the medication was dry mouth, which impairs the voice. He added that the problem would subside in about a month.
"I feel like I keep letting you all down, which breaks my heart, but you have my word that I will be over in the new year to complete my European tour," Osbourne said.
In other family news, Sharon Osbourne, 50, will host the annual M.A.P. Awards Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, says Launch. Com. The event, which this year will honor Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and Jimmie Vaughan, will benefit the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction.
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