Ozzy Osbourne has tested positive for Covid as revealed by wife/manager Sharon Osbourne in a very emotional video.
Sharon, who is currently in the U.K. for her new job with TalkTV hosting the program The Talk, is flying back ASAP to be with her husband.
Sharon shared in the video below that Ozzy tested positive in the middle of the night U.K. time and said, “But I spoke to him, and he’s okay…I am very worried about Ozzy right now. We’ve gone two years without him catching Covid, and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.”
She added, regarding taking time away from her new hosting duties just days after starting them, “It’ll take me a week to get my old man back on his feet again, and I will be back in a week…Because I know my husband, we’re going to get him back on his feet, and we’re going to get a negative test by next week.”
"I spoke to him and he's OK. I am very worried about Ozzy right now."— The Talk (@TheTalkUK) April 28, 2022
Sharon Osbourne reveals she is flying home after husband Ozzy was diagnosed down with Covid but she promises to be back next week.@MrsSOsbourne | @OzzyOsbourne pic.twitter.com/sxlidvX5Tu
Sharon’s concern is likely due to Ozzy’s many health issues he’s experienced in the past few years. All of his health issues really started to snowball in October 2018 when he had to cancel his then remaining North American tour dates on his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour due to needing hand surgery to treat three staph infections in his right hand.
Things only got worse. In January 2019, Osbourne was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection that resulted in the postponement of the entire European leg of “No More Tours 2.” The infection developed into pneumonia that landed Osbourne in the ICU in February 2019 which led to him postponing tour legs in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
In April 2019, all of Ozzy’s remaining tour dates that year were postponed following spine and neck surgery after he fell in his home in Los Angeles and aggravated old injuries he sustained from his 2003 ATV accident that nearly ended his life. The fall was so bad at one point doctors thought Ozzy would never walk again.
After all of that, Ozzy would then go public in January 2020 about his years-long battle with Parkinson's disease.
In September 2021, Sharon revealed Ozzy was undergoing corrective surgery for neck and spine injuries he sustained following a fall in his home in 2019.