Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his Australia, New Zealand, and Japan tour dates following his recent battle with pneumonia.

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According to a recent tweet, Ozzy has been advised by his doctor to stay home for a full six weeks in order to recover from his recent bout of pneumonia.

His wife Sharon assures fans that this is simply a precaution and that he’s finally over the worst of the illness.

“Ozzy has announced the cancelation of shows in Australia, New Zealand & Japan. “Ozzy recently developed pneumonia & has spent some time in hospital. He is through the worst part,” says @SharonOsbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for full 6 weeks”

This news comes shortly after Sharon’s most recent update a few days ago in which she confirmed that her husband was doing better following his recent hospitalization.

On her talk show, Sharon shared a few quick words on Ozzy’s recovery. According to the The Talk host, Ozzy can now breathe without help.

“He’s breathing on his own,” Sharon says. “He’s overcome by the response he’s had.”

Sharon’s update wasn’t the first update we received from a family member.  Osbourne’s son, Jack, also shared some good news in an Instagram post.

A day prior to Jack’s update, Sharon shared that her husband was hospitalized. Ozzy was admitted after doctors feared his case may worsen to pneumonia, which could be fatal for someone of Ozzy’s age.

Because of Ozzy’s health complications, he was forced to reschedule his European tour with Judas Priest. There is currently no word on when the tour will be rescheduled.

We are wishing Ozzy a smooth and speedy recovery.

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