Ozzy Osbourne made sure to tell his fans how much he loves them just hours before his “life-altering” surgery.
The Black Sabbath star, 73, shared his 2010 song “I Love You All” to his Instagram Story Monday, eerily zeroing in on the lyrics, “For all these years you’ve stood by me / God bless, I love you all.”
A source close to the family told Page Six exclusively that Osbourne will need a “lengthy amount of convalescence” due to his age and the intensive nature of the surgery, which will remove and realign pins in his neck and back.
His wife, Sharon Osbourne, has flown in from London to support the “Crazy Train” singer while he’s in recovery.
In an interview on the British show “The Talk” last week, Sharon, 69, said the “major operation” could “determine the rest of his life.”
Most of the rehabilitation is set to take place under full-time care at his home over the course of a couple months.
Ozzy needed 15 screws to be inserted into his spine after he tripped in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night in 2019. At the time, the rock star thought he broke his neck and ended up needing over two months of recovery and rehabilitation.
“I came down really, really hard,” he told Rolling Stone at the time. “I went slam — on my face.”
In May, Ozzy told Classic Rock magazine he had been waiting for his upcoming surgery so he could start playing shows again.
“I can’t walk properly these days, he shared. “I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”
He also had a bout with COVID-19 in April.