Ozzy Osbourne Reveals He Had a Staph Infection, Says Surgery Was 'Agony'

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Ozzy Osbourne just lately underwent hand surgical procedure, forcing him to cancel 4 live shows on his No More Tours 2 Tour. It seems the surgical procedure was a part of his remedy plan for a probably lethal staph an infection.

"I didn’t really feel sick, so I used to be cracking jokes,” he instructed Rolling Stone of his go to to the emergency room, which got here after his thumb had all of a sudden swollen to the "measurement of a fuckin’ lightbulb" following a present in Salt Lake City. At the hospital, docs instructed him he truly had three separate staph infections in his thumb, one in all which unfold to his center finger.

Osbourne defined: “The physician stated, ‘I don’t know should you notice, Mr. Osbourne, this can be a very major problem you could have.’ Sharon stated, ‘Would you cease fucking making jokes?' So I stated, ‘Well, it’s my hand." But "they’re all extraordinarily, lethal critical about it,” he recounted. “I decide it based mostly on the expression and the physique language of the physician. If he is available in with a very solemn face, I'm going, ‘Oh, OK. My time to go is up.'”

The physician steered Osbourne may have gotten a staph an infection from merely shaking somebody's hand -- one thing the rocker says he does most likely 200 instances a day on tour -- and “minimize all these items out," Osbourne stated. "Even with the numbing stuff, it was agony. It wasn’t pus, but it surely was the stage after pus, when it will get within the blood and goes in your physique and fucking kills you. It could sound fucked up what I’m saying to you, however he was actually involved about checking my blood.”

Osbourne, who spent nearly per week within the hospital, was handled with antibiotics and located solace in consuming ice cream as he recovered. He was then discharged and instructed to soak his hand in a particular cleaning soap twice a day, for 10 days.

Osbourne rescheduled the October live performance dates he needed to name off. The new dates embody: July 20 on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, July 23 at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif., July 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., and July 29 on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

“I’m going to make these exhibits up subsequent 12 months," he stated. "It may have been rather a lot worse. I may have been lifeless.”