Iommi revealed this truth in an interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk that he turned it down as a result of Ozzy Osbourne was having well being points, although Ozzy is planning on being the headliner.
“It’s arduous, as a result of Ozzy‘s been going via lots of stuff these days,” says Iommi as transcribed by Blabbermouth. “He’s in hospital and out of hospital, and he’s actually been combating it; he actually needs to get on the market. However in my thoughts, it’s very troublesome to kind of say sure. I’ve gotta consider the individuals within the band as properly. I’ve gotta consider Ozzy, if he’s gonna be all proper to do a present and no matter. So I wasn’t that comfy with it.
“However I didn’t know Ozzy (chuckles) can be doing it on his personal. Nevertheless it’s nice. I hope he can do it, and that it’ll be actually good. He actually needs to do it. And he’s actually making an attempt to tug to get himself again. He’s needed to undergo so many arduous stuff these days. It’s such a disgrace, actually. However he’s nonetheless combating there.”
He additionally talked about that he was involved drummer Invoice Ward may also not be in the most effective of well being.
“To do a full present, you’ve gotta ensure all people’s in good condition as a result of individuals are gonna keep in mind you by that present. And I don’t need our popularity to go downhill abruptly. If one thing goes fallacious, or any person can’t make it and we’ve to cancel… ‘Trigger I don’t know all people’s well being; I don’t understand how Invoice’s feeling nowadays. You simply don’t know. So I’d like to make certain. In case you’re gonna do something, it’s gotta be good or (it’s best to) not trouble.”
With these phrases, it’s arduous to know if the unique Black Sabbath line up will ever share the stage once more, however die arduous Sabbath followers can nonetheless maintain out some assist whereas these almost-reunions proceed to occur.