Jack Osbourne provided an update on his dad’s condition on Thursday (Feb. 7), a day after mom Sharon Osbourne revealed that heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized for complications from the flu. Tucked into an Instagram update showing off his new specs and fresh haircut, Jack wrote, “I’m off to see dad. He’s doing much better. Thanks for all your messages.”
Sharon Osbourne wrote on Wednesday, “As some of you may haave 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.” A spokesperson for the 70-year-old rocker 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.”
Ozzy’s former Black Sabbath bandmate, guitarist Tony Iommi, tweeted, “I’m wishing @OzzyOsbourne a speedy recovery and I know he’ll be gutted that he’s had to cancel part of his tour but I’m sure he’ll be back on stage as soon as he’s able. Get better soon my friend. Lots of love Oz.”
I’m wishing @OzzyOsbourne a speedy recovery and I know he’ll be gutted that he’s had to cancel part of his tour but I’m sure he’ll be back on stage as soon as he’s able.
Get better soon my friend.
Lots of love Oz,
Tony x pic.twitter.com/l3162WkcB2
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) February 7, 2019