The seriousness of his ill health meant that The Prince of Darkness was moved to intensive care after developing pneumonia. However, Osbourne battled through the problems and returned home to continue his recovery.
“He’s doing really well. He’s good. He’s getting back on his feet, so he’s good,” Jack said while appearing on SiriusXM’s The Jenny McCarthy Show.
“[Ozzy is] doing good. He’s back to being his cynical old self, [which] is always a good sign,” Jack added in a separate interview with People. “When he’s complaining about mundane things, you know he’s good. Yeah, he’s back to normal. When everything on TV sucks and everything in the house is broken, he’s in a good spot.”
Despite initially stating his intentions to continue with tour plans, the dates have come around too soon and he has been forced to postpone.
“Ozzy Osbourne will postpone all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia,” a statement from Osbourne’s publicist states. “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month. Osbourne will remain under doctor’s care in Los Angeles as he recovers.”
Osbourne then issued a statement of his own, saying: “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”