Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized as he recovers from the flu.
The BLACK SABBATH singer’s wife and manager Sharon shared the news earlier today, writing on Twitter: “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.”
According to The Blast, Ozzy checked into Keck Hospital of USC on Monday. Sharon and the couple’s son Jack showed up at the hospital with security in tow. Sharon later left and returned a short time later with a suitcase and a blanket — a sure sign she planned to stay by Ozzy‘s side.
Sharon apparently skipped Tuesday’s episode of her TV show “The Talk” so that she could tend to her husband.
Last month, Ozzy was forced to postpone the entire European leg of his “No More Tours 2”run on doctors’ orders, just one day after postponing the first four dates on the U.K. stretch of the trek. Ozzy was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection which his doctor felt could develop into pneumonia, given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.
Fans who purchased tickets for the shows are advised to hold on to them, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Details of those will be announced in the coming months. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
Ozzy‘s final world tour of this size resumes on Sunday, March 9 in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg.
The news of the tour postponement came just days after Ozzy said that he coughed so hard that he burst a blood vessel in his eye. Last October, Ozzy contracted a staph infection that required him to have surgery on his hand and resulted in him canceling several shows.