The metal world got a scare after Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalized on Monday (February 4th), with complications from the flu, but it appears he's doing better.
Ozzy's son Jack wrote in an Instagram post that his dad is doing much better and that Jack was going to visit him today.
Earlier today, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi tweeted some words of encouragement to Ozzy:
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 pic.twitter.com/l3162WkcB2
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) February 7, 2019
Just last week, Ozzy Osbourne postponed the entirety of his European "No More Tours 2" tour, which was set to also include Judas Priest. Ozzy said he coughed so hard earlier this week, he burst a blood vessel in his eye.
Doctors have said it's best if he does not tour and just rests. Ozzy was diagnosed diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection and doctors feared if Ozzy toured it could develop into pneumonia based on the winter weather conditions and the intense physicality of touring.
Ozzy offered this statement at the time:
"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 shit. 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."
Our thoughts are with Ozzy for a speedy recovery.