Ozzy Osbourne was featured in the 300th issue of Classic Rock and he confirmed that he is “waiting on some more surgery” on his neck.
Ozzy Osbourne talks about his upcoming surgery
“I can’t walk properly these days,” he revealed. “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.”
Asked if he thinks about mortality, Ozzy said: “At f**king 73, I’ve done pretty well. I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time’s going to come.”
As for what else he would like to achieve in his 70s, Ozzy said: “A Number One Ozzy album. I’m coming back to England this year, too. I’ve had enough of living out here [America] now. My intention was never to stay out here.”
Ozzy had revealed two years ago that he was battling Parkinson’s disease, has reportedly applied for permission for a “rehabilitation” wing at his historic Grade II listed home in Buckinghamshire, England.
According to the Daily Mail, the extension will feature “an abundance of stopping and sitting” spaces, “discreet grab rails and aids” and “soft non-slip surfaces” as well as a self-contained nurse’s flat. There is also a “pool house orangery”, “garden room” and a “health and welfare exercise studio”.
Ozzy initially scrapped his entire 2019 schedule as he recovered from surgery to repair an injury sustained while dealing with a bout of pneumonia. The tour was postponed a second time after Ozzy continued to deal with health issues following a fall in his Los Angeles home. That fall “aggravated years-old injuries” from an ATV accident that occurred in 2003. The tour was pushed back a third time in October 2020 due to the pandemic.
Ozzy’s European tour with Judas Priest tour will now take place more than four years later than originally planned, and almost five years after tickets first went on sale in September 2018.