5 February, 2016 - NME.com
Ozzy Osbourne will return to the stage with Black Sabbath this weekend following a period of illness.
Sharon Osbourne has confirmed that the frontman is "ready to rock" having being forced to cancel a series of dates in Canada after being diagnosed with bronchitis.
Appearing on daytime talk show The Talk yesterday, Osbourne talked about her husband's health and said: "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, and he couldn't hear properly, and it's been a nightmare. He had to cancel four shows. They're all gonna be rescheduled; we’re working on it now."
She added: "To have a responsibility of performing with his band, the crew, the fans, even the opening act, is just sat at home like this — waiting, waiting, waiting — and he feels that huge responsibility. He feels guilty for being sick."
Black Sabbath's next gig will be in Seattle on Saturday (February 6). Dates in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary were all pulled through illness.
The shows are part of Black Sabbath's farewell 'The End Tour' that runs until September.
In addition to performing shows on their final live run, Black Sabbath have also announced that their new album will only be available to buy at the special gigs.
The eight-track release will comprise tracks recorded during the sessions for their 2013 chart-topping album '13' as well as live versions of past songs.