Ozzy 4/29/22

Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with Covid, according to TMZ. His wife, Sharon Osbourne, revealed the news on her TV show, The Talk UK, and said, “Ozzy was only diagnosed — it was middle of the night our time. But I spoke to him and he’s okay. I am very worried about Ozzy right now. We’ve gone two years without him catching Covid and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.”

Sharon, who was diagnosed with Covid back in December 2020, spoke of how she’ll greet Ozzy, who’s battling Parkinson’s disease, upon getting home:  “(I will) hold him and kiss him with about three masks on, I think. My family is my life.”

In recent years, Ozzy Osbourne, who’s now 73, has dealt with a seemingly non-stop string of health issues — including a nasty fall, the onset of Parkinson’s disease, multiple staph infections, pneumonia, the flu, and a burst blood vessel in his eye.

Ozzy has told us before that he’s often wondered how he’s still alive: [“I went to my doctor a while ago and he says to me, ‘Y’know what? You’re a testament to what the human body can take.’ Y’know, Keith Richards, he smokes, he drinks vodka like there’s no tomorrow, he used to do heroin, y’know? I don’t know how that guy’s sucking in air.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . sucking in air)

TL; DR

  • Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with Covid.

SIDE NOTES

  • Ozzy Osbourne‘s recently completed — still-untitled — new album follows 2020’s Ordinary Man, and features guests spots by such legendary players as Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad SmithJeff BeckGuns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKaganZakk WyldePearl Jam‘s Mike McCreadyQueens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo — and Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi guesting for the first time on a solo Ozzy project.