Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized due to flu complications, according to his wife, Sharon Osbourne. She posted the tweet below yesterday, addressing fan concerns:
As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery. Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) February 6, 2019
In October, the 70-year-old rock legend picked up a staph infection in his hand and was forced to cancel the rest his US tour dates in 2018. Ozzy was expected to pick the tour back up early this year, but due to the status of his health, he will not continue the tour. In a statement released on Ozzy.com last week, the remainder of his “No More Tours 2” shows, all of which were scheduled across the UK and Europe, has been postponed.
Below is the statement posted on January 29, 2019:
Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tours 2’ UK And European Tour Leg Postponed Due To Illness
DATES TO BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS YEAR
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour on doctors’ orders.
This follows yesterday’s (January 28) announcement that OSBOURNE was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.
Statement from Ozzy
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.
First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
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