Sharon Osbourne says her husband Ozzy got two different infections in his hand after suffering just "a little cut".

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

The 69-year-old rocker was forced to cancel a concert in California over the weekend when he spent the evening at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles undergoing surgery to treat an infection in his hand.

And now, his wife Sharon has said the problems began with just a small cut on his thumb, but when he hit it on a door, his hand swelled and he developed two different infections which needed to be operated on.

She said: "He had a little cut on his thumb. You know when you pull the side of your nail and he just left it. And then he hit it on a door. It started to get bigger and bigger, and then his middle finger, the same thing happened ... and Saturday morning we took him into the emergency room and what had happened from a tiny thing here on the side of his nail, it had turned into two different infections in his hand."

The 65-year-old television personality explained how the 'War Pigs' hitmaker has spent several days in hospital and is still there now, but feels much better as he's happily tucking into ice cream.

Speaking during an appearance on 'The Talk', she said: "He had to have this operation where they cut the side of his thumb and this [middle] finger and they had to get rid of the infection. It's been from something you think is absolutely nothing, he's still in hospital today. It's unbelievable. He's on an antibiotic drip, two different kinds and he's just stuck there... eating ice cream."

Ozzy's hand infections forced him to cancel his Mountain View show on Saturday (06.10.18), and it was announced on Monday (08.10.18), that two more shows during the week on Tuesday (09.10.18) in Chula Vista and Thursday (11.10.18) in Los Angeles have also been postponed.