Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his appearance at Download Festival Australia, following his cancellation at Download Festival Japan earlier today. 

The metal icon has taken to Facebook to announce his departure from the lineup, citing his recent bout of pneumonia as the reasoning behind his cancellation.

Read the entire statement below:

“Ozzy has announced that he will now cancel shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This follows news of the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour on doctors’ orders.

“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” says Sharon Osbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

Australia’s second Download Festival installment is scheduled to kick off in just under 4 weeks time. Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Slayer and more are set to touch down in Australia for the monolithic event.

News regarding artist replacements and reshuffling is yet to be announced.

Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

UPDATE:

Download Festival Australia have taken to Facebook to announce that Airbourne will join the lineup, offering patrons refunds available as of now until midnight Sunday 24 February 2019.

Read their entire post below:

Download Festival Australia 2019

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW

Monday, March 11th, 2019 (Long weekend)
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets

Justice For The Damned
Aversions Crown
Devilskin
Eat Your Heart Out
The Beautiful Monument
Sum 41 (Only Aus Shows)
Pennywise (Only Aus Shows)
Thy Art Is Murder
Polaris
Twelve Foot Ninja
Slaves
Voyager

Joining….

Slayer (Final World Tour)
Judas Priest (Only Aus Shows)
Alice In Chains
Ghost
Rise Against (Only Aus Shows)
The Amity Affliction (Only Aus Shows)
Anthrax
Halestorm (Only Aus Shows)
Behemoth
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
I Prevail
Converge
Frenzal Rhomb
Luca Brasi
Code Orange
Andy Black
The Fever 333
War On Women
High Tension
Outright
Ruins
Alien Weaponry
Justice For The Damned
Aversions Crown
Devilskin
Eat Your Heart Out
The Beautiful Monument