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Ozzy Osbourne recovering at home following ICU hospitalization

Ozzy Osbourne attends the Billy Morrison — Aude Somnia Solo Exhibition at Elisabeth Weinstock on Sept. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. .
Ozzy Osbourne attends the Billy Morrison — Aude Somnia Solo Exhibition at Elisabeth Weinstock on Sept. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. . Greg Doherty/Getty Images

No More Tears, Ozzy Osbourne fans.

After a recent visit to the ICU, The ‘Prince of Darkness’ is back home and recovering, according to his longtime manager and wife Sharon Osbourne.

While Sharon, 66, announced her husband’s well-being during the Monday morning episode of The Talk — a talk show which she appears as a permanent co-host — she subtly revealed that his health condition was worse than it was initially made out to be.

“He’s out of ICU and he’s breathing on his own,” she began, suggesting that the heavy metal icon’s “complications from the flu” were much more severe than fans had hoped.

He’s doing good,” she reassured. “He really is.”

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I just want to say a huge thank you to everybody that has reached out with good wishes,” Osbourne continued. “He’s overcome by the response that he’s had and it’s kind of bittersweet because he’s so overwhelmed, but he’s sad, too.”

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne announce ‘No More Tours 2’ world tour at a press conference on Feb. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne announce ‘No More Tours 2’ world tour at a press conference on Feb. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation

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As per the doctors’ orders, the 70-year-old rocker was forced to postpone the U.K. and European legs of his final world tour, No More Tours 2, with Judas Priest. The cancellations came only a week prior to his hospitalization.

Given his age (70) and history of substance abuse, many fans have shown their major concern regarding Osbourne’s health status in the last few years.

This is the second time in less than six months that the Crazy Train singer had to reschedule some tour dates.

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Last October, Osbourne was infected with a near-fatal staph infection in his thumb. He was forced to cancel the remainder of the 2018 tour.

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs onstage on ‘The End’ tour at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 17, 2016, in Wantagh, New York.
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs onstage on ‘The End’ tour at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 17, 2016, in Wantagh, New York. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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Although Osbourne expressed disappointment in himself, he was gracious in thanking his fans for their continued love, support and all-around loyalty in an official statement.

“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s**t.”

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“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis,” he continued. “I want to apologize 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.”

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“I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed,” the former Black Sabbath frontman added. “It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September.”

“Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy,” he concluded.

Sharon too expressed her gratitude. “Thanks to everyone for their concern and love,” she wrote on Twitter.

With the Mr. Crowley singer on the mend, Osbourne’s upcoming North American tour is expected to go forward as scheduled.

Ozzy Osbourne during a ceremony to sign his personalized star at the Moscow Walk of Fame at Vegas Crocus City in Moscow, Russia.
Ozzy Osbourne during a ceremony to sign his personalized star at the Moscow Walk of Fame at Vegas Crocus City in Moscow, Russia. Sergei Bobylev / TASS via Getty Images

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As of this writing, none of the North American No More Tours 2 shows have been postponed or cancelled.

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Tickets and details can be found on the official Ozzy Osbourne website.

Osbourne’s Canadian stops are in Montreal, Hamilton, Edmonton and Vancouver.

‘No More Tours 2’ North American 2019 tour dates

** Canadian shows are bolded ** 

May 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
May 31 — Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
June 2 — Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 4 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 8 — Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 11 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
June 13 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 15 — Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 18 — Montreal, Que. @ Bell Centre
June 20 — Hamilton, Ont. @ FirstOntario Centre
June 22 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 26 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
June 30 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 4 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
July 6 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
July 9 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Rogers Place
July 11 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
July 13 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
July 16 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
July 18 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
July 20 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 — San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Chin Pavilion
July 27 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl

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