Ozzy Osbourne is "doing good" and is "breathing on his own," more than a week after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications.
On February 4, Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California amid fears he could develop pneumonia, which is potentially fatal for someone his age. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said at the time that doctors believed this was "the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery."
Earlier today (Tuesday, February 12), Sharon returned to her daytime talk show "The Talk" today, and offered and update on Ozzy's condition (see video below). She said Ozzy was "out of ICU" and "breathing on his own." She continued: "He's doing good, he really is. And I just want to say a huge thank you to everybody that has reached out with good wishes. He's overcome by the response that he's had and it just makes him, it's kind of bittersweet because he's so overwhelmed with it but he's sad, too."
This is Ozzy's second stay in the hospital. Last October, the metal legend contracted a staph infection that required him to have surgery on his hand and resulted in him canceling several shows.
Last month, Ozzy was forced to postpone the entire European leg of his "No More Tours 2" run on doctors' orders, just one day after postponing the first four dates on the U.K. stretch of the trek. The trek was called off after Ozzy was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection.
Ozzy's final world tour of this size is scheduled to resume on March 9 in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg.