Bill Ward has axed his US tour with Day of Errors after being hospitalised with heart problems.

The former Black Sabbath drummer was forced to call off the run, which was due to kick off at WOW Hall in Oregon on December 7, after being treated for the unknown condition for the first time.

In a lengthy note apologising for the cancellation and informing his fans how to seek refunds, Ward said: ''Hi Everyone,

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. (sic)''

The cancelled tour dates are as follows:

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