Taking social media, his wife Sharon Osbourne, said: “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.”
Following the cancellation of his most recent tour, Osbourne revealed that he had been diagnosed with a ‘severe upper-respiratory infection’ and feared the danger of developing into pneumonia.
He continued: “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, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down.
“However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologise to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
Cancelled Ozzy Osbourne Tour Jan 30: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland Feb 01: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK Feb 03: Manchester Arena, UK Feb 05: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK Feb 07: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK Feb 09: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK Feb 11: London The O2 Arena, UK Feb 13: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany Feb 15: Frankfury Festhalle, Germany Feb 17: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany Feb 19: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany Feb 22: Stockholm Ericcson Globe, Sweden Feb 24: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland Feb 27: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland Mar 01: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy Mar 03: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, Spain