Sharon Osbourne tests positive for COVID-19

Sharon Osbourne says she has tested positive for coronavirus and is now recovering after a brief stay in hospital.

The former X Factor judge, 68, is taking time away from US chat show The Talk – a daytime programme similar to the UK’s Loose Women – in order to recover.

She said she was also isolating away from her husband of nearly 40 years, rock star Ozzy Osbourne, following the COVID-19diagnosis.

British singer Ozzy Osbourne (L) and wife British television personality Sharon Osbourne present the award for Best Rap/Sung Performance during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:Ozzy (L) and Sharon (R) have been married for nearly 40 years

At 72-years-old, Ozzy, who revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year, is considered to be in the “vulnerable” category.

Sharon told her 2.3m followers on Twitter: “I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. After a brief hospitalization, 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.”

Sharon is the second of host from The Talk to contract the virus, after presenter and dancer Carrie Ann Inaba announced she had tested positive just a few days ago.

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Inaba, 52, said she was “resting and taking care of myself” following the diagnosis.

The show is filmed in Los Angeles County, California, where the Osbournes live.

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Much of the Golden State is under a stay-at-home order following a surge in coronavirus cases.

Other celebrities to publicly announce a coronavirus diagnosis include Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, British actor Idris Elba and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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