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Ozzy Osbourne To Undergo Spinal Surgery


Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is facing down a fourth surgery in relation to the injuries he incurred in his 2019 fall. A stumble during a late night trip to the bathroom saw the now 74-year-old icon dislodge several of the steel rods previously inserted into him in the wake of a serious 2003 ATV accident.

The displacement of those rods has since left him with numerous complications and resulting surgeries. In addition to nerve pain and mobility issues, he also lives with PRKN 2, a form of Parkinson’s Disease which he was first diagnosed with back in 2003. In the spring of 2022, Osbourne underwent a major surgery that was expected to “determine the rest of his life.”

While said surgery did bring him some comfort and Osbourne has been able to take to the stage with the aid of a brace to keep him upright, he continues to suffer from physical ailments.

Speaking during the first episode of the revival of ‘The Osbournes‘ podcast, Ozzy and his family discussed the matter. Ozzy himself stated:

“My lower back is, I’m going for an epidural soon because what’s happening, 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.”

While Ozzy and his wife were uncertain if they would be ‘fusing’ the discs in his back, Ozzy did lament, “All I know is right now, I’m in a lot of pain, I’m in a lot of discomfort.”

According to Sharon, the doctor is unsure if the surgery will be 100% successful in relieving her husband’s pain. Ozzy further stated of his postural issues and how they likely influenced his current predicament, “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 had hoped to return to the stage next month for his first proper live show since 2018 as part of this year’s ‘Power Trip‘ festival, but was ultimately forced to cancel those plans.


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