Ozzy has posted a personal message on his official website, it reads:
After 10 years Iíve decided that this year will be my last as the headlining act on Ozzfest. The Ozzfest is well-established now and I feel itís time for me to hand the reigns off to someone else. However, I will be performing at a few select Ozzfest shows next year.
Despite the rumors, I donít have permanent throat problems. The truth is that after 11 straight summers on the road, I would just love to finally take a summer holiday with my wife.
You havenít heard the last from me.