The musician posted a recent video update thanking fans for their “concern” and added, “My thumb is fully recovered now. I am looking forward to seeing you all this New Year’s Eve at the Forum with Ozzfest. It’s gonna be great. Be there.”
Speaking to Rolling Stone about his time in the hospital, Ozzy recalled, “I didn’t feel sick, so I was cracking jokes. The doctor said, ‘I don’t know if you realize, Mr. Osbourne, this is a very serious problem you have.'”
After an examination, Ozzy’s doctors realized he didn’t have just one staph infection but three individual ones in his thumb. One had even spread to his middle finger.
“They cut all this stuff out. Even with the numbing stuff, it was agony,” Ozzy explained. “It wasn’t pus, but it was the stage after pus, when it gets in the blood and goes in your body and fucking kills you.”
“It may sound fucked up what I’m saying to you, but [the doctor] was really concerned about checking my blood.”
You can watch Ozzy’s video update below:
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Ozzfest has announced a New Year’s Eve spectacular in Los Angeles! Ring in 2019 with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and Ice-T‘s Body Count at the special one-night-only concert. The singular concert spectacular is the first of its kind since Ozzfest’s 1996 debut.
In lieu of a multi-day ticket for this year’s fest, the annual event that celebrates hard rock and metal will descend on The Forum in L.A., Monday, Dec. 31. Tickets for the unique Ozzfest can be bought here. (VIP packages here.)
“I asked Sharon what we’re doing this New Year’s Eve and she said ‘WE’RE DOING FUCK ALL!” explains Ozzy in a press release. “So I thought, ‘We didn’t do Ozzfest in 2018, so let’s do a New Year’s Eve Ozzfest.”
Per the doctor’s orders, Osbourne canceled the remaining dates on his No More Tours 2 tour due to continued hospitalization. At the time, he announced the shows would happen in 2019, but didn’t announce the exact dates.
Now, Ozzy has taken to Instagram to share the new dates. The shows in Las Vegas, Chula Vista, Mountain View and Los Angeles were originally supposed to take place Oct. 6 through 13. Now, they will happen in July 2019. You can check out the list of dates and cities below:
07/20/2019 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/23/2019 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/27/2019 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29/2019 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl