- Publish Date
- Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:07AM
Ozzy Osbourne was admitted to hospital last week amid "complications" with the flu but now his wife Sharon has revealed he is doing "great".
Speaking on The Talk, she said: "He’s doing great. He’s out of ICU and he’s doing great. He’s breathing on his own. 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." Sharon confirmed Ozzy had been hospitalised on February 6. She wrote at the time: "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."
Ozzy's doctors were reportedly "gravely concerned" about his condition. A source said: "Poor old Ozzy hasn't had the best of times. He's been really struggling with flu which turned into bronchitis. Doctors feared he could contract pneumonia which, in a person over 70, can be fatal. This sparked a lot of panic among those closest to him, but doctors reassured everyone he was in the best possible hands. Ozzy's a fighter, and is getting better day by day. The worst is over, he's smiling again, and he can't wait to get up on stage." Due to his illness, Ozzy had to postpone the UK and European leg of his 'No More Tours 2' concert series and he admitted he was "devastated" by the decision.
He shared at the time: "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 s**t. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologise to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years."
This article was first published on BANG Showbiz and is republished here with permission.