The New Year didn't kick off quite nicely for the Osbourne clan as they woke up to some troubling news on gossip site Radar Online. The report said that Ozzy Osbourne was bedridden and in agonizing pain.
It also noted that Ozzy was "is in such dire straits he didn’t even realize his wife, Sharon, missed the holidays with him for the first time in 40 years." Sharon was in the UK doing promo work, and Ozzy, not allowed to travel, stayed at their Los Angeles home. “Ozzy is in chronic pain and begging to be put out of his misery!” an alleged source told the gossip site.
Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy's youngest daughter, posted a statement on her Instagram page condemning the report.
"Today I had a wonderful start to 2020. I went out to lunch with my family. Then I spent the rest of the day laughing and hanging out with my dad. I come home to read sickening articles about my dad supposedly being on his 'death bed' sometimes the media makes me sick!!
"It's no secret that my dad has had a rough year when it comes to his health but come the F*CK on this is utter bullshit."
Ozzy was last publicly seen last week when his son, Jack, posted this lovely Christmas photo.
Ozzy was struggling with his health in 2019, as he suffered from both a bad bout of pneumonia and then re-awakened some old (and serious) injuries during a bad fall. Ozzy called 2019 "one of the most fucked-up years of my life."
Ozzy looked to be in better shape in November, when he made his first public appearances since his accident, performing with Post Malone at the American Music Awards. It should be noted that in both performances, Ozzy was performing near a throne. He would sing his parts and then sit down occasionally.
Update: Shortly after this post went live, new video surfaced showing Ozzy out with Sharon on New Year's Day in Los Angeles.
We are rooting for the Prince of Darkness. It looks like he has a busy 2020 lined up, as he has rescheduled tours in North American with Marilyn Manson and Europe with Judas Priest. Here are those tour dates:
US Tour with Marilyn Manson
May 27 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena [Tickets]
May 29 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center [Tickets]
May 31 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union [Tickets]
June 2 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
June 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center [Tickets]
June 6 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
June 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion [Tickets]
June 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion [Tickets]
June 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [Tickets]
June 18 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre [Tickets]
June 20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena [Tickets]
June 22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Arena [Tickets]
June 24 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center [Tickets]
June 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena [Tickets]
July 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest [Tickets]
July 3 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [Tickets]
July 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place [Tickets]
July 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [Tickets]
July 11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome [Tickets]
July 15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center [Tickets]
July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center [Tickets]
July 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
July 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 29 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 31 – Las Vegas, CA @ MGM Grand Garden Arena [Tickets]
European Tour with Judas Priest
October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK [Tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK [Tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK [Tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland [Tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic [Tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria [Tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy [Tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain [Tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland [Tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany [Tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden [Tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland [Tickets]