Ozzy Osbourne to undergo major surgery ‘to determine the rest of his life’ | Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne is to undergo major surgery that is “really going to determine the rest of his life”, according to his wife Sharon Osbourne.

Speaking on Talk TV, Osbourne said she was travelling to Los Angeles to support her 73-year-old husband, who has suffered mobility issues as well as a form of Parkinson’s in recent years.

Sharon did not give further details on the surgery, but Ozzy recently said he was waiting for surgery on his neck. “I can’t walk properly these days,” he told Classic Rock magazine in May. “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.”

Ozzy suffered injuries during a quad biking accident in 2003, exacerbated in 2019 by a fall that required 15 screws to be inserted in his spine. He said the surgery left him with nerve damage, and in 2020 he announced a diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. “I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life,” he said.

While convalescing in 2019, he made the album Ordinary Man, which became his highest-charting solo album in the UK and US, reaching No 3 in both countries.

In February 2020, he cancelled a North American tour to focus on treatment for his various conditions.

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