Ozzy Osbourne hospitalised after cancelling show in California

The Prince of Darkness is said to be on the mend... thanks to some ice cream

Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalised with an infection and undergone surgery, following the cancellation of his show in California last night (October 6).

The 69-year-old rocker is currently on the North American leg of his ‘No More Tours 2’ run of farewell concerts. He is set to perform at UK arenas in February.

Last night, Osbourne was due to play at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. However, the singer spent the night at LA’s Cedars-Sinai hospital, where he had an operation on his hand.

An Instagram post of Osbourne in his hospital bed confirms that he is “being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand this morning”.

“Osbourne will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctors’ care as they monitor the infection,” the post continues.

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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.

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It adds that the tour is “expected to resume on Tues, October 9”, with a concert scheduled for Chula Vista.

Following the post, Osbourne gave fans an update as he shared another photo of himself in hospital. “Feeling better after surgery,” he captioned the snap. “Ice cream helps.”

Last night’s show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 16.

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Feeling better after surgery. Ice cream helps

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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tours 2’ UK tour kicks off on February 1 in Nottingham. Find tickets here and see the full schedule below.

February 2019
1 – Nottingham, U.K.            Motorpoint Arena
3 – Manchester, U.K.            Manchester Arena
5 – Newcastle, U.K.              Metro Radio Arena
7 – Glasgow, U.K.                The SSE Hydro
9 – Birmingham, U.K.            Genting Arena
11 – London, U.K.                  The O2, Arena         

Osbourne said of the farewell dates: “I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”

Meanwhile, the former Black Sabbath frontman recently said that he “didn’t have a great time” on the legendary band’s final tour.

“With them, I’m just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do,” he added. “I was getting bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don’t know, what the fuck else can I be?”

In other news, Sharon Osbourne has hit back at the bosses of concert giant AEG, after husband Ozzy dropped a lawsuit against the company.