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Ozzy Osbourne, 73, sparks concern ahead of major surgery after revealing he ‘can’t walk properly’

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The rock legend has Parkinson’s disease and is suffering from permanent damage from a quad bike accident he had in 2003

“Black Sabbath” singer Ozzy Osbourne will undergo major surgery on Monday June 13 caused by an accident in 2019. The news was announced by his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne on UK morning show The Talk.’ She said, “It’s really going to define the rest of his life.”

Sharon added that she planned to fly home to Los Angeles to be with Ozzy during the unnamed trial. Though Sharon didn’t specify what type of surgery the 73-year-old legend is facing, Ozzy underwent surgery in 2019 to repair an old injury sustained in an ATV accident in 2003. That same year he underwent another operation on his neck after a fall at home. The fall dislodged the metal bars that had been surgically implanted in his neck after the ATV accident, resulting in 15 screws being placed in his spine. He is also in the midst of an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease.


Ozzy’s projects and plans

In the month of May, so the legend goes Classic skirt that he “can’t walk properly these days” and that he was undergoing physical therapy while waiting for his neck to be followed up. “I’m doing a little better, but not nearly as much as I’d like to get back on the road,” he said. When asked if he’s ever thought about his own mortality, he said, “I did pretty well at f—ing 73,” he said. “I have no plans to go anywhere, but my time will come.”

After news of the surgery broke, fans expressed their concerns for the singer. One of them wrote: “I want to keep Ozzy Osbourne for as long as possible please.” Another fan tweeted: “Good luck tomorrow @OzzyOsbourne!”

Describing the connection with his music, one user said: “Wishing you a successful surgery and recovery. My fiancé was a die-hard Ozzy fan. That’s how I started listening to his music… Thanks @OzzyOsbourne for your music. You have no idea how it affected us. When my fiancé died unexpectedly, one of your songs was played. God bless you.”

In the meantime, Ozzy has been keeping busy in the studio, releasing the solo album Ordinary Man in 2020 and teaming up again with that LP’s producer, Andrew Watt, for an as yet untitled follow-up he recently completed. The upcoming album features guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Chad Smith, Josh Homme, Mike McCready, Robert Trujillo, the late Taylor Hawkins and more.

Due to his health issues and the pandemic, Ozzy was unable to continue his farewell tour No More Tours 2, which he had begun in 2018. But there are current plans that will see him touring across Europe again in early 2023.

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