Sharon Osbourne, the wife/manager of metal pioneer Ozzy, will undergo surgery to heal an unspecified but treatable form of cancer, according to the Osbournes' publicist. She's expected to make a full recovery.
The operation, which is taking place Wednesday (July 3), prompts the postponement of the first two dates of Ozzfest originally scheduled to begin Saturday in Bristow, Virginia as Sharon's immediate family (Jack, Kelly, Aimee and Ozzy) is at her side at this time. Ozzfest 2002 will now begin July 10 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The Bristow show and the one scheduled for the following day in Pittsburgh are expected to be rescheduled, though details have yet to be announced.