From rocking hard on stage, to succumbing to injuries and old age, Ozzy Osbourne's health issues do not look good on the rockstar.
British music legend Ozzy Osbourne set the tone for the 70s with his amazing vocals. The vocalist and singer of the Black Sabbath has seen so many ups and downs, both personally and professionally. Today, at the age of 74, he’s battling some major health issues.
From nervous syndrome issues to physical and internal health problems, the singer of Never Say Die! is facing a ton of health hurdles as he opened up on his podcast ‘The Osbournes Podcast'. Here’s what is happening with Ozzy Osbourne’s health right now, and how he is tackling it.
The Osbournes Podcast
Ozzy Osbourne and his famous family need no introduction. The family grew to fame with their reality show ‘The Osbournes’ which took the early 2000s by storm. Now, they’re back with their podcast, much to the delight of their fans. Their family podcast, The Osbournes Podcast is extremely famous and gives fans a sneak peek into the family dynamics of the Osbourne clan. The podcast came back to life, after a rather long hiatus of 5 years.
Sharing the mike with his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, and his famous children, Ozzy opened up about his health updates.
Ozzy Osbourne’s health updates
As per Ozzy himself, he will be undergoing yet another surgery soon. As per Loudwire, this is his 4th surgery stemming from a fall in 2019 that aggravated injuries he suffered in a 2003 ATV accident. In the podcast, he explained his health status and symptoms in detail, when he said the following.
“My lower back is, I'm going for an epidural soon because what's happening, what they've discovered is the neck has been fixed, below the neck there's two vertebrae where the bike hit me and disintegrated, there's nothing left of 'em”.
The past couple of years for the Osbournes
The past couple of years have been painful for the Osbourne family given Ozzy’s health struggles. He did his last tour in 2018 and has performed live just twice after that. With one health hurdle after the next, Ozzy was pulling out of festivals and live concerts in the past few years and even commented that his touring days ‘have ended’.
He said the following about his current health situation.
"I don't know what the fuck [the doctors are] doing," the 74-year-old rocker adds when Jack asks if they're fusing his discs. "All I know is right now I'm in a lot of pain, I'm in a lot of discomfort."
Ozzy’s battle with Parkinson’s
To add to all the pain and discomfort, Ozzy has also been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The Iron Man singer was diagnosed in 2019, and Parkinson’s has taken a toll on his ability to perform on stage, given the mobility issues it causes.
With a pneumonia attack and a bad fall at home in 2019, Ozzy faced a massive amount of health challenges in the year 2019. He got candid about his health on Good Morning America when he said the following.
“It’s been terribly challenging for us all. I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold. I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what, you know, but that’s — see, that’s the problem. Because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I’d never heard of nerve pain, and it’s a weird feeling,”
Parkinson’s is known for causing tremors and stiffness, along with a compromised means of mobility. While there is no said cure for the disease, it can be lived with, with the right medication. Ozzy’s diagnosis isn’t life and death as it is PRKN 2, as revealed by his wife Sharon.