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Sunday, 11 November, 2001, 13:53 GMT
Ozzy postpones tour
Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne: Performed till pain became 'unbearable'
Singer Ozzy Osbourne is to postpone forthcoming gigs having broken his leg without noticing.

The former Black Sabbath frontman fell coming out of the shower before a US concert but was unaware that he had fractured his leg.

He continued to perform for a week before seeing a doctor who ordered him to stop touring.

"He was unaware that the leg was fractured and continued to perform each night until the pain became unbearable," said a statement on the singer's official website.

Osbourne,52, is in the middle of a Merry Mayhem tour of the US with Rob Zombie.

The singer is now in Los Angeles and consulting with his personal physician.

Black Sabbath had one UK top five single - Paranoid - more than 30 years ago, but they command a huge cult following around the world.

Osbourne was the original superstar wild child, reputedly biting heads off bats during concerts.

He now performs solo and is a huge concert attraction, particularly in the US.

He also runs an annual heavy metal festival - Ozzfest - a must for fans of the loud and anti-social.

Osbourne was brought up in Birmingham but now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sharon, who is also his manager, and their three children.

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