“He was in a coma for days” – Sharon Osbourne discusses the full extent of Ozzy’s illness and injuries

"All of the metal rods and everything that were put in his body were dislodged"

The full extent of Ozzy Osbourne‘s injuries have been revealed by his wife and former manager Sharon.

The Black Sabbath icon was recently forced to postpone dates in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan after he was hospitalised with pneumonia. He then postponed all upcoming 2019 shows due to a subsequent fall.

Now, his wife Sharon has revealed the grizzly nature of Ozzy’s misfortune – including how he fell into a coma and dislodged metal rods he was fitted with after a motorbike accident.

Ozzy Osbourne

“He, at the beginning of the year, had a bad flu that went to bronchitis, that went to pneumonia,” Sharon told The Talk. “And then when he had the flu, he came out of hospital and he had a bad accident at home.

“He fell. And he fell in the middle of the night. And years ago, previously, he had a motorbike accident, where he was in a coma for days. And what he’d done was, he re-injured his back and neck and shoulders.

Sharon added: “All of the metal rods and everything that were put in his body were dislodged. So we had to cancel his year events. But he’s good, he’s fine, he’s great.”

Speaking after his recent tour postponement, Ozzy said: “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going.

“Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”

The affected shows will be rescheduled starting from February 2020 and original tickets will be honoured for the new dates. Any festival appearances that were scheduled for 2019 will not be rescheduled.