The health woes of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, which caused the band to cancel a number of dates on its current tour, have been “a nightmare,” Osbourne’s wife Sharon revealed on Thursday’s episode of “The Talk.”
However, she also noted, the “Diary of a Madman” singer is “doing so much better” now.
“He had sinusitis, which went to bronchitis and he said that he felt like he had the Pacific Ocean in his ear, and he couldn’t hear properly — it’s been a nightmare,” Osbourne told her cohorts on the CBS talk show.
Osbourne added that her husband feels “guilty” over the impact that his illness has had on the tour and the fans.
“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,” Osbourne said. “He feels guilty for being sick.”
Osbourne added that the canceled shows are in the process of being rescheduled, and that her husband will be rejoining his bandmates for a scheduled Feb. 6 concert, noting, “he will be in Seattle on Saturday. He will be ready to rock!”
The band was forced to cancel a string of concerts due to Osbourne’s ailment, during what is reportedly the band’s last tour. The postponed gigs included Canadian shows in Edmonton and Calgary.
Watch Sharon Osbourne discuss Ozzy’s physical state in the video.