Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized for complications from the flu, his wife Sharon announced Wednesday on Twitter.
“His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery,” she wrote. “Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.”
The news of his hospitalization comes a week after the 70-year-old rockstar postponed 16 upcoming shows of his “No More Tours 2” tour in the U.K. and Europe after developing a “severe upper-respiratory infection” that doctors feared could turn into pneumonia, according to a statement released Jan. 29.
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour,” Osbourne said in the statement. “It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s–t. 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.”
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“No More Tours 2” is set to resume on March 9 in Australia, followed by shows in New Zealand, Japan and a two-month stint across the U.S. and Canada with heavy metal band Megadeth, the statement said.