Ozzy Osbourne was again recently hospitalized following a bout with the flu, his wife, Sharon Osbourne, said on Feb. 6.
“As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu,” Sharon wrote on Twitter.
Ozzy’s “doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery,” said, adding: “Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.”
The former Black Sabbath frontman said on Jan. 31 that he would be postponing his entire European portion of his “No More Tours 2” tour, which features Judas Priest, due to illness.
"Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 tour on doctors' orders," his publicist said in a statement.
The statement continued: “This follows yesterday's (January 28) announcement that Osbourne was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions."
Osbourne’s website said he was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection that could develop into pneumonia.
“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 [expletive]," he wrote in a statement on his website.
“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,” he continued.
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Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote: "With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical ... every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home."
"Top Chef" alum Fatima Ali died on Friday, January 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former "Top Chef" contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote
Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Daryl Dragon, or "Captain" of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.
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