We just received the following from Bernie’s PR company, a message from his family:
Bernie Torme, the world-renowned guitarist, with stints with Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado (featuring Dee Snider) was rushed into hospital earlier this week suffering from virulent pneumonia in both lungs.
He is currently receiving the best possible treatment and is fighting back but remains in intensive care.
We’ll keep you posted on any change in the situation but for now your thoughts and best wishes are much appreciated.
Obviously, with the recent news of Ozzy being taken into intensive care to avoid pretty much what has his Bernie, this is another worrying story and one which we hope sees a similar happy end with Bernie recovering soon.
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