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Ozzy Osbourne is "breathing on his own" after being moved to intensive care


A positive update on the health of Ozzy Osbourne has arrived after it emerged that the former Black Sabbath frontman was rushed to intensive care.

Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, returned to her show today The Talk and said he is “doing good” and provided a positive update on the metal icon.

“He’s breathing on his own. He’s overcome by the response he’s had,” she says after it emerged that Ozzy had been battling complications following a bout of flu and later developed bronchitis which forced him to be rushed to the hospital.

The positive update will come as welcome news of all music fans after Osbourne, 70, was forced to cancel his European tour last week because of serious flu and now The Prince of Darkness has suffered further complications.

Previously taking social media, his wife Sharon Osbourne, previously 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. 

In a statement released at the time, Osbourne said he was “completely devastated” after the cancellation and added that “It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.”

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.”

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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

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