Ozzy Osbourne has assured fans he is “not dying” and “not retiring” after suffering a fall, but confirmed he is postponing his European tour while he recovers.

The former Black Sabbath singer, 70, fell at home earlier this year, aggravating injuries from a near-fatal quad bike crash in 2003.

He has now updated his fans on his progress in a video clip, and also shared an X-ray of his injuries.

Osbourne said he had postponed his European tour “because I’m not ready”.

“I’m not retiring, I’ve still got gigs to do,” he said.

“When I do come back on the American tour I want to be 100% ready to come and knock your f****** socks off.”

The star also revealed that a new album was on the way.

He finished the message with a special thanks to his fans.

“I sincerely thank you for your patience, your loyalty, I love you,” he said, joking: “Now will you f*** off and let me get better!”

A spokesperson for Osbourne said rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in due course.

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