Ozzy Osbourne is currently in progress with his super-delayed No More Tours 2 run and he recently got in touch with Consequence of Sound for an interview, revealing some of the issues behind this year’s surgery.
Ozzy Osbourne opens up on his messed up surgery
“It’s a slow recovery. The surgery [I had earlier this year] in my spine, my neck, the first surgeon who did it, he f***ed it all up, and I had to have other surgeries to put things back again as normal as possible. And when they go into your spine, they cut nerves, so it’s taken a while for the nerves to react to anything.
“I am getting there. It’s a very slow recovery. I’m not good at being sick anyway, and it’s too fucking slow for me. I’ve never been this laid up in my life.”
He also added:
“I’m determined to get back on the stage again. I don’t think I’ll be doing fucking nine-month tours anymore. But I don’t even know myself.
“Right now, I’m still in recovery, and I have a goal. And my goal is to get back onstage. It’s the driving force in me. I miss my audience. I miss doing gigs. I miss my crew. I miss my band. I miss the whole thing.”
Going over to his latest album “Patient Number 9,” Ozzy also recalled the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who played on a few tracks. Reflecting on his work and this year’s unexpected passing, he said:
“I met Taylor for about an hour and a half one day at the studio. He seemed a very nice man. Apart from that, I don’t feel it’s my place to say anything. What I did see of him, I liked… It was very sad.”