Why wasn’t Geezer Butler seen playing Black Sabbath with Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne? – Iommi reveals

Author Samuel Järvinen - 15.8.2022

A short while ago, metal lovers were delighted to see legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi take to the stage with Ozzy Osbourne to perform Sabbath music.

The duo played the giant hit “Paranoid” at the Commonwealth Games in the band’s hometown of Birmingham.

But why didn’t Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler take to the stage? Iommi explains why in a recent interview with Birmingham Live.

“I don’t think he wanted to come over as he hadn’t been well with Covid. He’d been on holiday to Kenya and to Italy and had had an accident on a boat, cracking or breaking a rib about three weeks ago, so he was not quite in fine fettle to come over to play. It’s a shame because we’d talked for a long time about the possibility of playing at the Commonwealth Games.”