Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward spent some time in the hospital this past weekend due to heart problems and needs to spend time recovering. As a result, he’s cancelled dates with his current band, Day of Errors:
Read his official Facebook statement below:
“Bill Ward/Day Of Errors Tour Dates Canceled
It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates. I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the shows. I’m so sorry we won’t be making it – I was looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this music with you. I’ll be in touch soon.
All my love,
All Bill Ward/Day of Errors tour dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through an online ticketing agency will be automatically refunded. Please allow 7-10 days for refunds to appear.
12/07 Eugene, OR ! WOW Hall
12/0 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
12/09 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
12/12 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
12/14 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
12/15 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah”
Ward didn’t specify the full extent of his condition, however, we hope for a speedy and healthy recovery. It should be noted that one of the reasons Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne gave for him not joining Black Sabbath’s last tour was that they didn’t know if he was healthy enough. Whether that was an excuse or not, it’s at least worth noting.