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Ozzy Osbourne Hospitalized For Flu Complications

Osbourne's tour is set to resume on March 9 in Australia



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    Ozzy Osbourne at a ceremony to sign his star at the Moscow Walk of Fame in the town of Krasnogorsk on May 31, 2018.

    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 rock star 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---. 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.