After suffering a bad fall and painful injuries in 2019, Ozzy Osbourne is set to undergo “major surgery, wife Sharon says, to get him “back on stage.”
The legendary Black Sabbath front man (who truly needs no further introduction) will soon be on the road to recovery. Speaking to The DailyMail, Sharon Osbourne revealed Wednesday that her husband will soon undergo extensive surgery on his neck and back.
The goal is to help alleviate Ozzy’s crippling pain. The goal, Sharon shares, is to get her husband “back on stage” – which is where he wants to be. “That’s what I pray for,” she adds.
Back in 2019, Ozzy Osbourne suffered a hard fall that dislodged metal screws in his spine. Originally, the screws were put in place after a 2003 quad-bike accident, DailyMailTV cites. In the time since, Ozzy has suffered from horrible pain, which he and Sharon are hoping to finally put behind him.
“When I had the fall, it was pitch black,” Ozzy told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America in 2019. “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.”
Things wouldn’t remain calm for long. Sharon had to call an ambulance for her husband. “After that, it was all downhill,” Ozzy says.
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In addition to the pain from his accident, Ozzy is also suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
“It’s PRKN 2,” Sharon added in 2019 for Good Morning America. “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s; it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body.”
For her husband, Sharon says having PRKN 2 is “like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the neurodegenerative disorder is different for everyone. In some, it can come on fast and strong. But for most, like Ozzy Osbourne, it’s a slow developer over many years. Common side effects include tremors, limb rigidity, balance issues, and slowing of motor skills.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s of any type. But treatments have advanced significantly in recent years, thankfully. As a result, in 2021, Sharon says Ozzy’s Parkinson’s is “under control.”
“It breaks your heart,” she continues. Her husband wants to be Ozzy Osbourne again. “He wants to get back [on the road]. He misses his friends, his musicians. They’re his partners. He misses that life,” she continues.
“He’s got it under control,” though, Sharon emphasizes. Here’s to hoping this surgery will get the beloved icon back in tip-top shape and ready to resume the life that only Ozzy can lead.