Ozzy Osbourne is on the mend, according to his wife Sharon, but it hasn’t been an easy recovery. As Rolling Stone previously reported, Black Sabbath had to postpone several dates on its current tour after Ozzy Osbourne suffered a sinus infection. Sharon opened up about the singer’s health struggles and how he was dealing with the concert cancellations during CBS show “The Talk” on Thursday.
“He’s doing so much better. He had sinusitis, which went to bronchitis and he said that he felt like he had the Pacific Ocean in his ear,” she relayed. “And he couldn’t hear properly. It’s been a nightmare.”
In addition to the physical pain her husband was experiencing, she said he was also suffering from guilt because his illness had affected the tour and everyone involved with it.
“To have a responsibility of performing with his band Black Sabbath, the crew, the fans, even the opening act, just sat at home like this – waiting, waiting, waiting – and he feels that huge responsibility,” she said. “He feels guilty for being sick.”
Sharon added that the postponed dates are currently being rescheduled and that he will resume the tour on February 6th. “He will be in Seattle on Saturday,” she said. “He will be ready to rock!”
The End tour, which is billed to be Black Sabbath’s final tour, has 10 remaining dates in addition to the four that will be rescheduled. It’s slated to conclude on February 25th at Madison Square Garden.