Sharon Osbourne, the television personality, manager and wife of former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Sharon has confirmed her decision to take time away from the US daytime television show The Talk in order to recover from the illness at home. Prior to this moment, the 69-year-old talent show judge was hospitalised after showing symptoms.
Taking to social media, she said: “I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while ‘The Talk’ is on scheduled hiatus.”
She added: “Everyone please stay safe and healthy.”
The news comes with an added sense of seriousness given the health issues her 72-year-old husband, Ozzy, has suffered in recent years. The metal singer, who has suffered numerous major falls which resulted in a number of different complications, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year which places him in the vulnerable category in terms of Covid specifications.
The threat of coronavirus has loomed heavily over the Osbourne family after their three-year-old granddaughter, Minnie, tested positive in September.
Ozzy has been vocal in his concern over the live music circuit amid strict social distancing measures, predicting in an interview with Apple Music that concerts may not return until 2022: “I don’t think it’s going to get ship-shape until the end of next year,” he said.
He added: “I’m not going to be number one on that fucking new vaccine. I don’t want to be the first one to wake up with a set of fucking antlers in the morning!”