Ozzy Osbourne, known as ‘The Prince of Darkness,’ has faced numerous health challenges throughout his life, but recent years have been particularly difficult. Since his quad-bike accident in 2003, the Black Sabbath singer’s health has taken a downturn. In 2019, he suffered a life-threatening fall which led to broken neck and dislodged metal screws in his spine. Recently, his wife Sharon Osbourne revealed that Ozzy would undergo another surgery, which would likely impact the rest of his life.
Ozzy, 74, has now given a personal update on his health after his final surgery to mend his broken neck. He described the past few years as “absolute hell.” During an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, he was asked about his well-being, to which he replied, “I finally had my last procedure two days ago. I can’t believe I’ve come to the end of it. The main thing is over now, I’m done with the surgery.”
Reflecting on the challenging journey, Ozzy added, “But it’s been five years of absolute hell for me and my family. The family has been so supportive of me. I couldn’t have done it without them. It’s been a really bad scene. I have Parkinson’s, but I never think about it.” Contrary to popular belief, his son Jack confirmed that his father’s health struggles stem from the neck injury and subsequent fall, rather than his Parkinson’s disease.
Speaking on the podcast The Osbournes, Ozzy explained that his fourth and final neck surgery had taken a toll on him emotionally and physically. He stated, “It is gonna be the final surgery because I can’t do it anymore. Regardless of the way it ends up after tomorrow, I’m not doing it anymore. I can’t.” This year, Ozzy confirmed his retirement from touring, canceling his scheduled shows. Since his last tour in 2018, the Black Sabbath singer has only performed twice at live events.
Let’s all send our positive thoughts to Ozzy as he continues his recovery journey.