Ozzy Osbourne has openly detailed the various health and physical ailments he has struggled with over the past several years, including neck, back and shoulder injuries, as well as his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
And while he has managed to perform onstage sporadically in support of his new album, Patient Number 9, Ozzy admitted in a new interview with SiriusXM that he’s still struggling to walk six months after undergoing spine surgery, and that a full-scale Patient Number 9 tour may be in jeopardy as a result.
“It is so fucking tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it,” he said transcribed by Yahoo! Entertainment). “This fucking surgery this guy did. Fucking hell, you have no idea. The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is okay, my singing okay, but I just can’t fucking walk much now.”
Regarding his prolonged recovery, Osbourne said, "I can’t begin to tell you how fucking frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life."
That said, the singer also acknowledged that the surgery was necessary. “That surgeon told me if I didn’t have [it], there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down."
As of now, Ozzy is scheduled to kick off a 2023 tour of Europe and the U.K. on May 3 in Helsinki, Finland, at the Hartwall Arena.