Ozzy Osbourne has been moved to intensive care amid serious growing concerns over his health.
Far Out reported the news that the former Black Sabbath man had been battling complications following a bout of flu and, now, it was reported that Osbourne had later developed bronchitis which forced him to be rushed to hospital.
Now, the British press is reporting that the seriousness of Osbourne’s illness has led to him being transferred to intensive care. It is reported that doctors are concerned that Osbourne, who has been hospitalised for 11 days so far, could develop pneumonia: “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,” a source told a newspaper.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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