Ozzy Osbourne Describes This Year’s Health Complications


Ozzy Osbourne – Story by Cat Badra

Ozzy Osbourne says 2019 has been one of his roughest years

It’s been a rough year for Ozzy Osbourne. Not only was he dealing with pneumonia earlier this year, but in April, the metal icon had to postpone all his 2019 tour dates to recover from neck surgery. The injury was sustained after Ozzy fell at his Los Angeles home, which worsened previous injuries from his 2003 ATV accident.

Speaking on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Ozzy told Billy Morrison that it’s been one of the most difficult years of his life.

“I broke my neck in January, I had pneumonia, I’ve had … blood clots… It’s been an eventful year, to say the least. I have been in such pain this year,” he said (via Blabbermouth). “I was doing that farewell tour, and it was going great,” he added. “I was singing better than I’ve sang (in a long time), and I was really happy.”

He continued, “I went home for a short break and I got two staph infections in two of my fingers. God knows how that happened. That cleared up. Then I did the New Year’s Eve show at the Forum here in Los Angeles. That was the last gig I did, ’cause the following February, I went for a bathroom break in the night and lost my footing. I hit the deck like a … ton of bricks.”

Ozzy went on to discuss his latest round of surgery, stating, “I don’t know if you remember, a few years back, I had a quad bike accident. I’d done some damage there, but they just patched me up. For the last 10 years, I’ve been getting electric shocks down my arm. So when I fell down just after New Year’s Eve, I was lying there and I said, ‘Well, you’ve … done it.’ So then I said to Sharon (Ozzy’s wife)… She goes, ‘What are you doing?’ It was two o’clock in the morning. I said, ‘I think I broke my neck.’ She goes, Oh, go and get back in bed.’ I said, ‘No. Call an ambulance.’ So that was it.”

Osbourne’s No More Tours 2 trek is scheduled to resume in February 2020.



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