During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford talked about Ozzy Osbourne’s retirement, saying he did ”the right thing” by retiring from touring and canceling the spring tour along with Judas Priest.
Regarding this, Halford said:
“I can only reinforce what all of Ozzy’s fans, including us in Judas Priest, have said to him though, which is that he has done so much for all of us in rock and metal.
”He’s done so much for his fans, and we all know how bad he feels about having to cancel because he lives for those fans. You can see that every time he goes onstage, he’s beaming and connecting with everybody.
“It was terrible for him to have to make that important, and, to be honest, right, decision. He made the right call. I don’t think he wanted to put himself through a thing where it’s, like, ‘Okay, we’ll have a go’ then have to cancel after a couple of shows.
”Even though there’s a lot of love for him and a lot of care and understanding, I’ve seen what the British metal maniacs have been saying and it’s exactly how I feel too, put your feet up; you’ve earned it.”