Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his headlining appearance at the 2019 edition of the Download Japan festival.
In a statement on the festival’s web site, the event organizers write: “Following Ozzy’s recent postponement of U.K. 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”.