Ozzy Osbourne's Son Gives an Update on Dad's Health since Canceling His Upcoming Tour
Legendary Ozzy Osbourne recently had to cancel his entire tour with Judas Priest after a bout of pneumonia landed him in hospital. However, he is back to his “cynical” self as his son; Jack shared an update on his condition.
The 70-year-old is “back to normal” after he canceled a string of shows when a case of the flu turned into a more serious condition.
Jack spoke to PEOPLE about his father’s progress and joked that he is back to his old self. “He’s doing good; he’s back to being his cyclical old self, which is always a good sign,” Jack said. “When he is complaining about mundane things you know he’s good. He’s back to normal.”
An official statement late in January on Ozzy’s Facebook page first broke the news of his canceled shows in Europe and the UK
At the beginning of February, Sharon shared the news with fans that her husband Ozzy suffered complications and thanked everyone for their “concern and love.”
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
About a week later she posted a heartfelt message of appreciation to everyone that showered them with well-wishes:
Thank you to everyone for all your get well messages and support for Ozzy. We are overwhelmed and truly touched by everyone’s thoughtfulness.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) February 12, 2019
When it became clear that Ozzy won’t be well enough to perform on the scheduled dates in March, the Australian, New Zealand, and Japanese leg of his tour got canceled as well:
Ozzy has announced the cancelation of shows in Australia, New Zealand & Japan. “Ozzy recently developed pneumonia & has spent some time in hospital. He is through the worst part,” says @SharonOsbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for full 6 weeks”— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 19, 2019
Along with the official statement on Facebook, Ozzy added that he felt “completely devastated” at having to cancel the tour. “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,” he wrote.
After Ozzy’s infection went from flu to bronchitis, doctors sent him to a critical facility in a private hospital amid fears that pneumonia would follow, which could be deadly to anyone over 70.
According to an insider who spoke with The Sun, Sharon and their children, Jack and Kelly spent every second with him in shifts while he remained in the facility for three days.
While Ozzy is “getting better day by day,” he can’t wait to get back on stage. Since his tour is being rescheduled for September, fans won't have to wait too long for his much-anticipated concerts.
It has undoubtedly been an emotional time for Sharon, who also co-hosts on The Talk, amid worries about Ozzy, one of the other hosts on the show made an announcement that proved too much for Sharon as she broke down in tears.