Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne Says His Latest Neck Surgery Will Be His Last


Ozzy Osbourne recently discussed what he described as being his ‘final surgery’. The ailing 74-year-old ‘Prince Of Darkness’ has been forced to put his touring career on hold since a 2019 late night fall. That tumble saw him dislodge several steel rods that were previously surgically inserted in him to correct the damage done in a 2003 ATV accident.

Lingering complications from the injuries sustained in the fall and the resulting surgeries made to correct it have left Osbourne with nerve damage and mobility complications. Thus far, those complications prevented him from being able to take to the stage for a full set.

Last summer Osbourne underwent what was described a ‘major operation,’ which his wife Sharon said would “determine the rest of his life.”

Over a year removed from that procedure, Osbourne‘s latest surgery will focus on his neck. Speaking on the newly released episode of ‘The Osbournes‘ podcast, Ozzy stated:

“Tomorrow I have my final surgery on my neck. Which it is gonna be the final surgery, because I can’t do it anymore. Regardless of the way it ends up after tomorrow, I’m not doing it anymore. I can’t.”

Speaking to his son Jack of his current approach to surgeries after the health ordeals he has been plagued by in recent years, Ozzy offered:

“It’s all right. It’s just like going over for a fucking haircut now… But I have improved somewhat, I think. My feet feel like I’ve got bricks tied to them when I’m walking. I walked upstairs today and downstairs for the first time in a while, and my feet feel like I’ve got diving boots on when I’m walking. I think it’s the nerves… Then I was thinking, maybe I just need to get up off my ass and walk around the block a few times.”

The heavy metal icon revealed earlier this month on the aforementioned podcast that he would also be receiving an epidural injection into his lower back. Osbourne, who was diagnosed with PRKN 2 back in 2003, had hoped to return to the stage next month for the first-ever ‘Power Trip‘ festival. Sadly however, his current state of health left him no choice but to cancel that set.


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