Ozzy Osbourne is back in the hospital.
According to a statement tweeted out by Ozzy’s wife/manager, Sharon Osbourne on Wednesday, the 70-year-old rock singer was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. News of Ozzy’s health predicament comes a little over a week following the announcement that the U.K. and European legs of his No More Tours 2 Tour would be postponed due to the same illness. At the moment, the tour is scheduled to start up again next month with Ozzy’s appearance at the Download Festival in Australia on March 9th.
What started as the flu quickly worsened for the famous hard rock vocalist. According to reports, a follow-up visit with his doctor revealed Ozzy’s initial flu diagnosis had turned into a severe upper-respiratory infection. Doctors had feared at the time that his condition would only worsen due to the physical demand which the older Osbourne puts on his body while performing, in addition to a constant travel schedule in the heart of a European winter.
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour,” Ozzy said in a statement about his frustration regarding his illness. “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.”
Ozzy Osbourne had a brief stay in the hospital back in the fall due to a potentially life-threatening staph infection in his hand, which doctors believed came as a result of all the handshakes with fans on any given day while on tour. In other Osbourne news, last week it was also reported that a Sharon Osbourne was in the early stages of planning to produce a biopic on her life prior to meeting Ozzy in the late 1970s.
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