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The New York Post reports Sharon Osbourne visits her own show today, via videotape, to deliver a message to her fans regarding husband Ozzy Osbourne, who's recuperating in a London hospital after a horrific ATV crash on his estate. "Ozzy is doing really well," Sharon says. "He's still in the ICU, but he's doing really good - he's very stable... And I will be back really soon!"
The Evening Standard reports Ozzy Osbourne was being filmed for his MTV series 'The Osbournes' when he crashed his quad bike. Ozzy narrowly avoided being paralyzed in Monday's accident on his Buckinghamshire estate and is still in intensive care. The new series was to air in the US next month but filming has been suspended until Osbourne, 55, makes a full recovery.
UPDATE: Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports MTV is denying reports that it has footage of Ozzy Osbourne's quad motorcycle accident.
Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has checked in via the Chophouse Studios newsletter. Here's what he had to say:
"I would like to thank the Osbournes for including VOIVOD in their tours this year. I am honored to have had the privilege to share the stage with Ozzy, Zach and Mike through a very successful summer. It was a blast playing old BLACK SABBATH songs with this band!
My agreement with the Osbournes was to play bass for the gigs that Ozzy had committed to through December 2003. I wish Ozzy the best as he continues to fly the flag for metal!
I am excited to be back making new music with VOIVOD. The Chophouse studio is fired up and ready for the creation of the next album."
Ozzy Osbourne has been seriously injured in an accident while riding an all-terrain vehicle on the grounds of his British estate, a publicist for the heavy metal legend said.
Cindy Guagenti said Osbourne underwent emergency surgery after breaking his collarbone, several ribs and a vertebra in his neck Monday.
On Tuesday, Osbourne was "stable and comfortable" at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, west of London, hospital medical director Dr. Dick Jack said.
"When he was admitted, he had a fractured left collarbone ... with some damage to the blood vessel that lies underneath it," Jack said in a statement.
"He had eight fractured ribs on the left, and in addition to that, he has a small ... entirely stable fracture of ... one of the vertebrae in his neck. This is not a major problem. The emergency anesthetic and surgical team repaired the blood vessel and re-established the blood supply to the left hand and arm. The left collarbone was then reconstructed and he was taken to the intensive care unit where he spent the night comfortably. He's resting.
"This morning he will be seen by the doctors who are taking care of him. They will reassess him and make decisions as to what his treatment should be next."
Guagenti earlier said the surgery was necessary to "lift the collarbone, which is believed to be resting on a major artery interrupting blood flow to his arm." Guagenti also said that doctors were attempting to stop "some bleeding into his lungs," but that the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Read the full article at CNN.
Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne performed their remake of the Black Sabbath classic 'Changes' on Top of the Pops on Friday (December 5). Watch a brief video clip of the performance here.
Extra went straight to Sharon Osbourne to let her set the record straight on the excerpt in the family's new book where she talked about having a relationship with husband Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, the late Randy Rhodes. She says, "Yes, I do want to set it straight. Before my husband and I actually were engaged, before we were married, I had a great friendship, as did my husband, with Randy." Osbourne admitted that in the Osbourne clan's new memoir, 'Ordinary People,' she and Randy did have a brief fling. However, she says, "I definitely wasn’t married to my husband at the time. Randy died before my husband and I were married." Read more and watch a video clip here.
Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has left OZZY OSBOURNE's band, and has been replaced by Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist of ROB ZOMBIE in years past. Here's the report according to MTV.com:
"The Osbournes have welcomed a new member into the family.
No, Jack, Kelly and Aimee don't have a new sibling, but the Ozzman does have a new guy in his closely knit band. Earlier this week, Sharon Osbourne put in the call to Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, best known for his years playing bass for ROB ZOMBIE, to tell him he's landed the gig vacated by former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted. More...
In a tell-all book 'Ordinary People: Our Story' written by Ozzy Osbourne and family, Sharon Osbourne talks frankly about the couple’s bizarre three-way relationship with Ozzy’s guitarist Randy Rhoads, which ended with his death in an air crash in 1982. "There was one time I was with Randy," Sharon revealed. "Ozzy knows about it but has never wanted to discuss it. That’s his way of dealing with it. But don’t read any dissatisfaction into it. Ozzy knows the one-time occurrence was loving, not lustful. And he was just as in love with Randy as I was. He still cries when talking about Randy. So do I."
Read the full article at Online Sun.
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed in an interview that he was sexually abused as a child by two boys who regularly waited for him as he walked home from school in Birmingham. "Two boys used to wait for me to come home after school. Then they would fu** around with me," Ozzy told The Mirror. "They didn't fu** me but they messed around with me. They would force me to drop my pants and all that sh**. They felt me and touched me and... it was terrible. The first time it happened was in front of my sister and that affected me even more. It became a regular thing on the way home from school. It seemed to go on forever."
Read the full article at Mirror.co.uk.