After postponing a series of European tour dates due to illness, Ozzy Osbourne's condition has worsened, requiring hospitalization, according to a tweet from his wife, Sharon Osbourne. "As some of you may haave heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu," Sharon wrote on Wednesday (Feb. 6). "His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery."
A spokesperson for the 70-year-old metal icon announced on Jan. 30 that after initially postponing the first four dates of his No More Tours 2 outing because of the flu, a follow-up visit with a doctor revealed a diagnosis of a severe upper-respiratory infection, which resulted in the postponing of the tour's entire U.K. and European run. At the time, doctors feared that the infection could "develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and the extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions."