Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized due to flu complications

Musician Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, the Black Sabbath frontman's wife and The Talk co-host, Sharon Osbourne, took to Twitter to share an update on her husband's recent health battle.

"As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu," Sharon wrote to her 2.44 million followers. "His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery. Thanks to everyone for their concern and love."

Readers may already be aware that Ozzy, who was recently meant to hit the road with Judas Priest, was unfortunately on doctor's orders to postpone the UK and European portions of the bands' international No More Tours 2 tour in late January 2019. In a statement released via Facebook, his publicist revealed that Ozzy was battling "a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions."

For his part, the "Blizzard of Ozz" singer stated that he was "completely devastated" over the news, but promised to reschedule the delayed tour dates this fall. "It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s**t. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis," Ozzy wrote in part at the time. According to Us Weekly, the rocker underwent surgery on his hand in October 2018 to treat said infection. He continued, "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."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Ozzy, 70, and Sharon, 66, renewed their wedding vows in May 2017 after nearly 35 years of marriage. The decision to reaffirm their love for one another came just a year after the two temporarily called it quits over Ozzy's infidelity scandal. The rock star later began treatment for sex addiction, and the married pair have since appeared to be going stronger than ever. 

"It's a deeper love now because I respect him so much," Sharon told The Telegraph in September 2017. "He's really worked at being a better person for his family."

We're wishing Ozzy a speedy recovery!