A broken leg has forced Ozzy Osbourne to postpone 10 Merry Mayhem tour dates with Rob Zombie.
Osbourne suffered a stress fracture Oct. 31, before the tour's opening night in Tucson, Ariz., when he fell coming out of the shower. Unaware that his leg was fractured, he kept performing until the pain became too much to handle. After seeing a doctor Nov. 8, he discovered he had a stress fracture and was ordered to stop playing. Osbourne is now back in Los Angeles to get further treatment from his doctor.
The canceled shows are:
Nov. 9 – Houston, TX – Compaq Center
Nov. 10 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyTel Arena
Nov. 12 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson Boling Arena
Nov. 14 – Nashville, TN – Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – Gund Arena
Nov. 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Firstar Center
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC
Nov. 21 – West Palm Beach, FL – Mars Music Amphitheater
Nov. 23 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
The tour's final show on New Year's Eve has also been nixed. A joint statement from Osbourne and Zombie said, "The current climate reflects the public's need to be with their families this holiday season. Both Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie have the utmost respect for their fans and share in their desire to be with loved ones this New Year's Eve."