Despite what legions of metal followers would have you believe, Ozzy Osbourne is apparently mortal after all.
The heavy music pioneer has suffered a stress fracture and will have to reschedule 10 dates on his Merry Mayhem tour, according to a statement released late Friday (November 9). Ozzy injured his leg when he slipped stepping out of the shower before last week's Merry Mayhem stop in Tucson, Arizona. The metal kingpin then proceeded to tour on the broken leg for a week before seeing a doctor on Thursday and being ordered to rest.
As a result, Ozzy's Merry Mayhem trek with Rob Zombie will miss 10 shows starting with Friday night's stop in Houston. Ozzy has also postponed dates in Bossier City, Louisiana; Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Birmingham, Alabama; West Palm Beach, Florida; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Atlanta. There's no word yet on when the dates may be rescheduled.
Osbourne and Zombie are expected to return to the road on November 29 in Grand Fork, North Dakota, and run through December 29 in San Diego.