Ozzy Making Slow but Steady Progress

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Wildman rocker Ozzy Osbourne was making 'slow' but steady progress yesterday from his injuries in a quad bike accident.

Doctors at the Berkshire hospital, where he has been in intensive care since the drama on Monday, are in the process of weaning him off a ventilator but say it is still too early for him to breathe fully unaided.

The update follows revelations by his wife Sharon that the former Black Sabbath frontman almost died after coming off the bike while riding over uneven ground at his Buckinghamshire mansion. Sharon Osbourne, aged 51, said her husband stopped breathing with his heart failing to beat for nearly two minutes.

She said that the 55-year-old singer had been resuscitated by a security guard before he was taken to Wexham Park Hospital in Slough where he underwent emergency surgery.

The hospital's medical director Dr Dick Jack said yesterday: 'Mr Osbourne had a good, comfortable night, he is progressing well, but slowly. 'With each day he becomes less dependent on the ventilator. It is still too early to take him off entirely. Otherwise he is well, with no complications. …