Sharon Osbourne talks Ozzy’s hand infection
Last week, Osbourne was admitted to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles for emergency hand surgery that didn’t heal as planned. The resulting infection has now resulted in multiple surgeries.
Per the doctor’s orders, Osbourne canceled the remaining dates on his No More Tours 2 tour due to continued hospitalization. The dates have now been pushed back until 2019.
Osbourne's wife and tour manager has now opened up about Ozzy's condition, and shared details regarding the original hand injury.
Speaking on CBS‘ The Talk yesterday, Sharon stated:
“[He] had a little cut on his thumb. You know when you pull the side of your nail and he just left it. And then he hit it on a door. It started to get bigger and bigger, and then his middle finger, the same thing happened … and Saturday morning we took him into the emergency room and what had happened from a tiny thing here on the side of his nail, it had turned into two different infections in his hand.
He had to have this operation where they cut the side of his thumb and this [middle] finger and they had to get rid of the infection. It’s been from something you think is absolutely nothing. It’s unbelievable.”
She also shared that Ozzy underwent another surgery yesterday:
“…It’s so sad for him. In this portion of his tour, he had four shows left to do in California, but his hand still hasn’t healed. And it’s one of these things that every day, they go, ‘no. Tomorrow you’re gonna be fine. La la la.’ It hasn’t been fine. And, in fact, he’s going into hospital today; he’s gonna have another procedure done on his hand. And so, we didn’t wanna keep canceling them — change it again, change it again — so we just said, ‘Okay, let’s cancel these four shows,’ and they’re all gonna be rescheduled. He will perform.”
Ozzy is "bummed" about cancelled shows
“I’m so fu**ing bummed about canceling these shows,” Osbourne said in an Instagram post. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
The post goes on to advise fans to hold onto their current tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates next year. However, if you would like a refund, you can get one at your point of purchase.
The canceled dates are as follows:
10/06 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/09 — Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/11 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/13 — Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
We are wishing Osbourne a safe and speedy recovery.
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