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Sharon Osbourne tests positive for COVID-19, confirms Ozzy tested negative

Sharon Osbourne says that she is currently "recuperating at a location away" from her husband Ozzy after testing positive for coronavirus.

Sharon Osbourne tests positive for COVID-19, confirms Ozzy tested negative
Words:
Emily Carter

Sharon Osbourne has announced in a brief statement that she has tested positive for coronavirus.

Confirming that Ozzy has tested negative, Sharon says that she is currently staying away from her husband while she recuperates, having briefly been in hospital with the virus.

"I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for COVID-19," Sharon writes. "After a brief hospitalisation, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy."

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Of course, Ozzy has been using 2020 quarantine to rest up after a rough time, having experienced “the worst fucking year of my life” following surgery after a fall, pneumonia, and then being diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease.

In June this year, he revealed, “I’m getting better – it’s a slow process, but I’m getting there slowly but surely. It’s been good actually, because I’ve been recovering from the surgery I had last year. I’ve never been at home this long in my whole career. I’ve had the chance to see my wife’s side of the fence more than me being on the road. It’s had its moment, though, I must confess.”

It hasn't stopped The Prince Of Darkness from being creative, though. Sharon confirmed in July that Ozzy had started work on another solo record – the follow-up to this year's awesome Ordinary Man.

“He’s starting his second album with [producer] Andrew Watt right now,” she said. ​“And you can’t stop him. He’s doing it.”

Looking forward to it. In the meantime, get well soon, Sharon!

Catch Ozzy and Judas Priest at the following live dates:

January 2022

26 Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
28 Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena
31 Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion

February 2022

2 Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena*
5 Spain – Madrid WiZink Center
8 Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena
11 Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena
14 Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
17 Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena
19 Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena
21 Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
24 Germany – Munich Olympiahalle
27 UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

March 2022

1 Ireland – Dublin 3Arena
4 UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
7 UK – London The O2
9 UK – Manchester AO Arena
12 UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena
14 UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro

(* = New date without Judas Priest)

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