Sharon Osbourne Says Ozzy Is Now 'Breathing On His Own' After Hospitalisation
Sharon Osbourne has spoken out on rocker hubby Ozzy Osbourne's condition following a health scare that saw him admitted to intensive care.
Speaking to The Talk on Tuesday, Sharon revealed that Ozzy was now recovering at home after being hospitalised for suspected pneumonia.
"He's doing great," she excitedly revealed on the show in which she co-hosts with Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve and Sara Gilbert.
"He's out of ICU and he’s doing great. He's breathing on his own," she added.
The Osbourne matriarch confirmed the news that the 70-year-old had been admitted to hospital on February 7 over Twitter, where she wrote to fans: "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."
The health scare comes after the Black Sabbath rocker was forced to postpone the entire U.K. and European leg of his "No More Tour 2" with Judas Priest. He was also forced to cancel shows in October last year, citing an infection that required surgery on his hand.
"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," posted the performer's official Facebook account. Osbourne gave his own statement on the matter.
"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 sh**," said the musician "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."
Following the good news that Ozzy had been released and was recovering at home, Sharon went on to thank fans for their support.
"I just want to say a huge thank you to everybody that has reached out with good wishes. He is overcome by the response that he's had, and it's kind of bittersweet because he's overwhelmed with it, but he's sad too," she explained.
Later, she again thanked fans via Twitter, saying, "Thank you to everyone for all your get well messages and support for Ozzy. We are overwhelmed and truly touched by everyone’s thoughtfulness."
At the time of writing, Ozzy is still scheduled to resume his Australian tour on March 9 at Download Festival and hit North America in May and June, while European shows will be rescheduled in September.