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Bernie Tormé placed on ventilator as his condition doesn’t improve

Bernie Tormé’s condition has sadly shown no signs of improvement as he continues to battle double pneumonia in intensive care.

The former Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado guitarist was rushed to hospital at the start of the week with virulent pneumonia in both lungs.

A statement issued by Bernie’s family to Planet Rock this morning (15th February) reads: “Whilst Bernie remains in great hands in hospital, there has been no improvement in his condition and last night he was placed on a ventilator. Bernie remains in intensive care. Your continued thoughts, prayers and best wishes are most welcome.”

After news of Bernie’s hospitalisation emerged on Wednesday, Ozzy Osbourne and Dee Snider both sent their former band mate positive thoughts on social media.

Ozzy, who was hospitalised with flu and bronchitis this month, said: "Dearest @Bernie_Torme. Sending you positive vibes and love, and all our prayers. Love Ozzy and Sharon.”

Bernie’s Desparado band mate Dee Snider said: “My dear friend @Bernie_Torme is very ill. Please join me in sending positive energy and love his way. He is more than worthy of your thoughts and prayers. Such a great guy. Love you, Bernie.”

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