In March 2020, Kelly Osbourne told ET that her dad’s health was steadily improving thanks to stem cell therapy, but Ozzy Osbourne began to struggle when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. “He keeps saying to me, ‘I’ve been on quarantine for almost two years, and now I’m feeling better and the world is on quarantine,'” Kelly said.
Unfortunately, despite Ozzy’s best efforts to stay safe, he contracted COVID-19. On April 28, a visibly distraught Sharon Osbourne announced his diagnosis on “The Talk UK,” saying, “I am very worried about Ozzy right now. We’ve gone two years without him catching COVID, and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.” Sharon revealed that she was flying back to the U.S. from the U.K. to be with Ozzy and couldn’t wait to “hold him and kiss him with about three masks on.” She also vowed that she would return to work in a week because her tough-as-nails hubby would be back to his old hell-raising self by then.
Some of Ozzy’s family members have already had COVID, including Sharon, who tweeted that she was quarantining away from Ozzy in December 2020. The following October, the “Crazy Train” hitmaker jokingly shared a theory on why he’d managed to avoid catching COVID for so long. “My wife had the virus; my daughter had the virus and I never got it,” Ozzy said in an interview with Metal Hammer. “Being a devil worshipper does have its good points!”