Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack reported that his father is doing “much better,” three days after the Black Sabbath singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. Jack wrote on Instagram on Thursday (February 7th), “Fresh cut. New glasses. Sunny day. All is well. Now I’m off to see dad. He’s doing much better. Thanks for all your messages).”
Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California on Monday (February 4th). His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe “this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery.”
This is Ozzy’s second stay in the hospital. Last October, the metal legend contracted a staph infection that required him to have surgery on his hand and resulted in him canceling several shows. He was also forced to postpone the entire European leg of his “No More Tours 2” run after being diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection.
Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi also sent good wishes to Ozzy on Thursday, writing on Twitter, “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.”
Iommi was diagnosed with cancer in early 2012, undergoing treatment during the recording of Sabbath’s 13 album and the subsequent tour. Ozzy told us at the time that Iommi never let his condition slow him down: [“My hat goes off to him ’cause he really is Iron Man. I mean, that chemotherapy knocks you sideways, you know. I mean, when my wife had cancer a few years back, she was having three chemo things a month and it would knock the life out of — literally every time she’d have a treatment, she’d have a seizure. It’s scary stuff. But he came down, plugged in and carried on. He’s my hero, I swear to God he is.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . God he is.)
Story source: Blabbermouth