Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne is proving once again she's a very demanding manager - she's sending her ailing husband Ozzy back out on tour.

The former Black Sabbath frontman is still recovering from injuries that left him fighting for his life at Christmas (03) - after he fell from his quad bike in the grounds of his English estate.

However, his manager-wife is determined to get her man fit and well so he can head out on this summer's (04) lucrative Ozzfest tour.

A spokesman for Sharon says Ozzy will "definitely" perform at this year's Ozzfest.

If she gets her wish, her husband will join a bill that will also feature Judas Priest and Slipknot.

Ozzy is still wearing a neck and shoulder brace after breaking his collarbone and neck and fracturing eight ribs in the fall.

30/01/2004 08:58