Sharon Osbourne got a bit emotional on Monday’s (April 8) The Talk when she updated fans on hubby Ozzy Osbourne‘s health, describing in detail for the first time the injury that caused the rock icon to postpone all of his planned 2019 tour dates. Osbourne recalled that at the beginning of the year Ozzy had a “very bad flu” that developed into bronchitis and then a bout of pneumonia.
After leaving the hospital for treatment of the flu, “he had a bad accident at home, he fell… in the middle of the night,” she said, noting that the fall aggravated injuries from a 2003 motorbike accident that put him in a coma for several days. “And what he’d done was he re-injured his back and neck and shoulders. All of the metal rods and everything that were put in his body were dislodged. So we had to cancel his year of dates.”
As her fellow panelists rubbed her back and soothed a teary Osbourne, she assured them that Ozzy is “good… he’s fine, he’s great.” And while the 70 year-old metal icon obviously needs to take the time to heal, Sharon said he is torn up about pushing back so many shows. “He just feels terrible. He says it’s the only thing he’s ever done right in his life is performing, and he just feels terrible.”
Ozzy announced on Thursday (April 4) that he has been forced to postpone all his 2019 North American and European as he recovers from a the injury sustained at his Los Angeles home.
“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates,” Osburne said in a statement. “Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover… I will finish my tour… I will be back!”
On Feb. 19, Osbourne was forced to cancel shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan on his No More Tours 2 as a result of developing pneumonia from the flu. The news came a week after Sharon revealed the rock star had been released from intensive care unit. In early March, son Jack Osbourne said in an interview that his dad was “back to his normal routine” following hospitalization for complications from the flu.
The singer underwent hand surgery in October 2018 due to an infection, which caused the postponement of a number of shows. According to the new statement, all of Ozzy’s shows will be rescheduled beginning in February 2020, with ticketholders asked to hold onto their original tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled dates; planned festival appearances will not be rescheduled.
Watch Sharon describe Ozzy’s injuries below.