Unfortunately, things aren’t looking too good for the Prince Of Darkness – Ozzy Osbourne has just announced he will no longer be appearing at Download Festival Japan “on doctors orders”.

This comes after the metal icon was admitted to hospital over flu complications earlier this month. For Aussie fans, this is particularly bad news. Ozzy is scheduled to appear at Download Festival Australia, two weeks before the Japanese installment of the metal monolith.

Things began to look up for Ozzy, with the news that he was “breathing on his own” circulated last week.

Download Festival has issued a statement on their website in regards to the announcement. Read the full statement below:

“Following Ozzy’s recent postponement of UK and European tours due to ill health, the Download Japan team has been wishing for a speedy recovery in the hope that he would be able to perform at the festival. Unfortunately, however, Ozzy has been forced to cancel his appearance at Download Japan 2019 on doctor’s orders. We apologize to his fans, and anyone inconvenienced by this news.

Ozzy, who has been suffering from pneumonia, has left the hospital but has been told to continue to receive treatment at home for a period of six weeks. We wish Ozzy all the best for a full and speedy recovery and a comeback show in Japan.

We are currently working towards the announcement of additional acts for the festival. Thank you for your patience. We kindly ask for your understanding that refunds will not be issued in the case of lineup changes.”

Tone Deaf has reached out to Download Festival Australia organisers for a comment. 

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Download Festival Australia 2019

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

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


Justice For The Damned
Aversions Crown
Eat Your Heart Out
The Beautiful Monument
Sum 41 (Only Aus Shows)
Pennywise (Only Aus Shows)
Thy Art Is Murder
Twelve Foot Ninja
Ozzy Osbourne (Only Aus Shows)
Slayer (Final World Tour)
Judas Priest (Only Aus Shows)
Alice In Chains
Rise Against (Only Aus Shows)
The Amity Affliction (Only Aus Shows)
Halestorm (Only Aus Shows)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
I Prevail
Frenzal Rhomb
Luca Brasi
Code Orange
Andy Black
The Fever 333
War On Women
High Tension
Alien Weaponry
Justice For The Damned
Aversions Crown
Eat Your Heart Out
The Beautiful Monument

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