Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been hospitalized to deal with heart problems which has caused him to cancel all of the upcoming dates for his new band, Day of Errors.
Ward did not participate in the Black Sabbath reunion of the last couple of years nor the farewell tour because of a contractual dispute. Numerous allegations were thrown back and forth between Ward and Sabbath management and, in particular, Ozzy Osbourne who claimed Ward was no longer capable of playing Sabbath music, especially for a 16 month tour.
In June 2016, he announced the formation of a new three-piece band, Day of Errors.
Ward announced his condition and the cancellations on social media:
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.
Thursday, December 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Friday, December 8 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
Saturday, December 9 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Tuesday, December 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, December 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Thursday, December 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Friday, December 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah