Sharon Osbourne Reveals Upsetting COVID-19 News

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic undoubtedly stalled the world in numerous ways. The virus has hit all sorts of people, celebrities included, and the world has lost many beloved stars because of COVID-19. There was the tragic death of Charlie Pride, Nick Cordero and so many others who've faced tough battles with the coronavirus. Among the celebs who have battled the virus are Ben Platt, Idris Elba and Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. And sadly, it doesn't stop there.

On Dec. 14, 2020, Sharon Osbourne announced on Instagram that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Osbourne, who appears as a co-host alongside Inaba on the CBS talk show The Talk, announced that she tested positive for the virus mere days after Inaba revealed that she had contracted it. As of this writing, it's unclear how Osbourne contracted the virus, but this will surely have implications on The Talk, as well as concerns about Osbourne's health. Here's what's going on.

Sharon Osbourne is staying away from husband Ozzy while she recovers

In mid-December 2020, Sharon Osbourne told fans that she had contracted the coronavirus. She also updated fans on the health of her husband, Ozzy Osbourne. In a post on Instagram, she wrote: "I wanted to share I've tested positive for COVID-19. After a brief hospitalization, I'm now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus." Osbourne added, "Everyone please stay safe and healthy."

According to People, The Talk will be on hiatus until Jan. 4, 2021. The outlet reported that any episodes that aired the week following Osbourne and Inaba's diagnoses were pre-taped. For both Sharon and Ozzy, extra precautions are imperative because, as CNN notes, Sharon is a colon cancer survivor, while Ozzy has Parkinson's disease, meaning that they both fall into a high risk category. 

Back in March 2020, months before Sharon tested positive for the virus, Sharon and Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osbourne took to Instagram to share her feelings about the pandemic and social distancing. "I wish there was something I could say to comfort you all," she wrote. Some wisdom I could drop on you to relive you from the fear that surrounds us all right now. The truth is I am scared too. Both of my parents are high risk especially my dad."

She added, "I stay home for my mum and dad. If you don't have anyone to stay home for I beg you #StayHomeForOzzy."

Protect Ozzy at all costs

When Sharon Osbourne announced that she had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and even was briefly hospitalized, she was sure to mention that she was staying away from husband, Ozzy Osbourne. While Ozzy so far has been tested negative for the coronavirus, according to Sharon's update, he's high risk. In an interview with GQ published in November 2020, the Black Sabbath frontman said: "I've got emphysema, so if I get this virus I'm f***ed."

In fact, it's been a bad year health-wise for the rocker. In 2019, as per the outlet, he underwent spinal surgery and earlier in 2020, he was diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's called Parkin 2. Despite these health concerns, Ozzy had a world tour planned, slated to begin in October 2020, after the release of his 12th solo album, Ordinary Man, according to GQ.

Like many other major events, the world tour was cancelled due to the pandemic and has been rescheduled for 2022. Ozzy told the outlet: "I've been going f***ing nuts in my house all this time." Ozzy even gave us a glimpse of his loneliness and frustration on Twitter. Check it out.

Ozzy shares a 'Bah Humbug' photo while missing Sharon

It's obviously hard on the rocker being away from his wife, Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy Osbourne shared a throwback photo on Twitter on Dec. 14, 2020 of himself with daughter Kelly Osbourne and British guitarist, Billy Morrison. The trio are in ugly Christmas sweaters standing together by a tree. Ozzy shared this photo the same day his wife announced that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ozzy captioned the photo: "Bah Humbug from the Ghost of Christmas past, back when you could gather safely," followed by a skull, snowman, and mask emojis.

A fan wrote in sympathy to Ozzy, who can't be around his wife after she tested positive for the coronavirus, saying: "Prayers out to Sharon. Yeah that makes it a Bah Humbug Christmas to the loved ones, family, friends, and fans of The Great Mother of hard rock and heavy metal." It's definitely a different year for everyone and the Osbournes are no exception to the isolation caused by the pandemic.