- 13 Sep 23
The 74-year old rocker has revealed that he will be having fourth surgery in a recent episode of 'The Osbournes Podcast.'
Soloist and former frontman of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, after suffering a fall in 2019 that dislodged corrective metal rods in his lower back from a biking accident in 2003, has undergone a series of significant surgeries since the accident.
Osbourne is also living with Parkinson's and has retired from touring due to decline health, being diagnosed with the disease in early 2020.
In Summer of last year, Osbourne's wife, Sharon, gave an update regarding his health, stating that he was about to undergo "a very major operation" that was to "determine the rest of his life." Following the procedure, which took place in June of last year, the singer was in high spirits, explaining that he was on "a slow climb back" to his former health.
Speaking on yesterday's episode of The Osbournes Podcast, Ozzy announced that he is preparing for his fourth surgery, which is to correct his lower back issues.
“My lower back is… I’m going for an epidural soon because what they’ve discovered is the neck has been fixed. Below the neck there’s two vertebrae where the bike hit me and disintegrated, there’s nothing left of ’em,” the self proclaimed 'Prince of Darkness' explained.
“All I know is right now I’m in a lot of pain. I’m in a lot of discomfort," he said.
Sharon then explained , ‘Look, we don’t know if it’s gonna work, if it’s not. We’re gonna get a second and a third opinion.' Ozzy continued: “Because what’s happening now… in my back, the two discs and the muscles on my shoulders have separated from my skeleton, and that’s why I lean forward as it’s like gravity is bringing my head forward."
Osbourne announced that he would be retiring from performing on February 1st, amidst his waning condition, cancelling scheduled dates for Europe and the United Kingdom.
Despite health issues, the metal veteran is still hopeful that he may return to the stage at some point in the near future, “If I get OK today. If the doctor said to me today, ‘Oh, you can tour.’ It would take another six months to get it together, you know? The only thing I’ve got that keeps me going is making records. But I can’t do that forever. I gotta get out there,” he said.
The full conversation is available below: