Ozzy Osbourne Facing Serious Health Issue
Sharon Osbourne and pregnant daughter Kelly were seen visiting Ozzy Osbourne at the hospital where he underwent a “major operation” on Monday.
Sharon shared that he was having a difficult procedure, and she was flying back to the West Coast to be by his side.
“He has a major operation on Monday, and I have to be there,” she said last week. “It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.”
A report has surfaced stating that the surgery was to remove and realign pins in his neck and back. “Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult,” the unnamed source said. “This is quite major. He’s having the pins in his neck and back realigned from when he had a fall in 2019.”
“He’s been in a lot of pain,” the source added.
The “Prince of Darkness” will require a “lengthy amount of convalescence” with round-the-clock nurse care at home.
Ozzy’s back problems likely stem from the all-terrain vehicle collision in 2003 where he flipped his quad while riding around his London property.
He underwent emergency surgery for “a broken collarbone, eight fractured ribs that were pinching crucial blood vessels, and damaged vertebrae in his neck.”
“I’m just waiting on some more surgery on my neck,” Ozzy told Classic Rock magazine in May. “I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”
Ozzy said he felt optimistic about his future as he reflected on the past.
“At f—ing 73, I’ve done pretty well,” he said. “I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time is going to come.”
In 2019, the Osbourne family spoke with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” about the incident where Ozzy fell in the shower and dislodged metal screws in his spine (from the quad collision in 2003), requiring neck and back surgery.
“When I had the fall, it was pitch black,” he recalled. “I went to the bathroom and I fell. I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm. Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that, it was all downhill.”
Following the surgery and painful two-month recovery, he was forced to reschedule all of his 2019 live dates on his “No More Tours 2 Tour.”
Ozzy said: “I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life. I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read, ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him’.”