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Ozzy Osbourne hospitalised due to flu complications

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Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to hospital due to complications from his flu.

The Black Sabbath legend’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, gave an update on Ozzy’s health last night (6th February) telling her Twitter followers: “As some of you may have 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. Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.”

According to celebrity gossip site The Blast, Ozzy checked into Keck Hospital of University of Southern California on Monday (4th February). Sharon reportedly missed Tuesday's episode of her TV show 'The Talk' so that she could be with Ozzy. 

70-year-old Ozzy was forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 tour last week due to flu and severe bronchitis.

Due to his severe upper-respiratory infection, doctors warned Ozzy that he risked developing pneumonia if he hit the road.

Apologising to fans for the tour postponement, Ozzy said: “I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s***.

“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. 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.

“However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

Last October Ozzy was hospitalised with three potentially deadly staph infections in his right hand, which forced him to postpone the final four dates of his US tour.

Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest's postponed European tour dates are as follows:

JANUARY 2019
Dublin 3Arena - Wed 30th - POSTPONED

FEBRUARY 2019
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Fri 1st - POSTPONED
Manchester Arena – Sun 3rd - POSTPONED
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Tue 5th - POSTPONED
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Thu 7th - POSTPONED
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Sat 9th - POSTPONED
London The O2 – Mon 11th - POSTPONED
Munich Olympiahalle – Wed 13th - POSTPONED
Frankfurt Festhalle – Fri 15th - POSTPONED
Hamburg Barclaycard Arena – Sun 17th - POSTPONED
Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena – Tue 19th - POSTPONED
Stockholm Ericcson Globe – Fri 22nd - POSTPONED
Helsinki Hartwall Arena – Sun 24th - POSTPONED
Zurich Hallenstadion – Wed 27th - POSTPONED

MARCH 2019
Bologna Unipol Arena – Fri 1st - POSTPONED
Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi – Sun 3rd - POSTPONED

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