Ozzy Osbourne will be undergoing corrective surgery for neck and spine injuries he sustained following a fall in his home in 2019.
Wife/manager Sharon Osbourne revealed this news in a new interview with the U.K.’s Daily Mail. The hope is that this surgery will help Ozzy return to the stage and resume his farewell solo tour which was derailed multiple times due to health issues and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic.
“The thing I’m most excited about is my hubby getting back on stage. That’s what I pray for,” said Sharon. Regarding the multiple health issues Ozzy has faced in the past few years, she added, “It was like that one after the other and it’s like, woah, just a minute, you know? It breaks your heart that he wants to get back. He misses his friends, his musicians, they’re his partners. He misses that life.”
Ozzy has been dealing with various health issues since October 2018. Back then, he had to cancel his then remaining North American tour dates on his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour due to needing hand surgery to treat three staph infections in his right hand.
Things only got worse. In January 2019, Osbourne was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection that resulted in the postponement of the entire European leg of “No More Tours 2.” The infection developed into pneumonia that landed Osbourne in the ICU in February 2019 which led to him postponing tour legs in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
In April 2019, all of Ozzy’s remaining tour dates that year were postponed following spine and neck surgery after he fell in his home in Los Angeles and aggravated old injuries he sustained from his 2003 ATV accident that nearly ended his life. The fall was so bad at one point doctors thought Ozzy would never walk again.
As for how living with Parkinson is going, Sharon said, “…With his Parkinson’s, he’s fine. He’s fine, he’s got it under control…Our family have never been a family where there’s been great health. I’ve had cancer twice, my son has [multiple sclerosis] and, this isn’t a pity party, but we’re kind of used to dealing with major health problems.”