Rock star Ozzy Osbourne was forced to cancel a concert in Mountain View, California, on Saturday, Oct. 6, and instead spent the weekend in the hospital. The singer is being treated for an infection that led to surgery on the morning of the scheduled concert.
“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter is being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand this morning (Saturday, Oct. 6),” a statement on his website reads. “Osbourne will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctor’s care as they monitor the infection.”
While details about the infection haven’t been released, the statement was also posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the singer in his hospital bed, showing his bandaged hand.
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Sat Oct 6 show at @ShorelineAmphitheatre in Mountain View, CA has being postponed due to illness. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter is being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand this morning (Saturday, October 6). OSBOURNE will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctor’s care as they monitor the infection. The show is part of OZZY’s North American “NO MORE TOURS 2,” produced by @LiveNation, and is expected to resume on Tues, October 9 at @MattressFirmAmp in Chula Vista before this leg of the tour wraps with shows at the @HollywoodBowl (October 11) in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (October 13) at the @MGMGrand Garden Arena. @StoneSour will perform on these three shows. The Oct 6 show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct 16 (support act for the new date is TBA). Ticketholders for the October 6 show should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the rescheduled date on October 16. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
A second photo posted to Osbourne’s account shows the 69-year-old “Crazy Train” singer sitting up in his hospital bed and eating ice cream, with the caption, “Feeling better after surgery. Ice cream helps.”
Osbourne’s daughter, Kelly, also shared the same photo, writing, “Thank you all so much for your well wishes dad is doing so much better. Nothing that some rest, antibiotics and of course his favorite ice cream can’t cure.”
The good news? Osbourne’s North American “No More Tours 2” tour is expected to resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9, so it appears he expects to be as good as new very soon! The canceled show has also been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16.
We wish you a speedy recovery, Ozzy!