The Osbournes have returned, just as they promised. Ozzy provided updates on his current health status in the inaugural edition of their family podcast. Unfortunately, the details are subpar. The Prince of Darkness described the processes of the fourth operation he would undergo as a result of the damage he sustained in 2019 and stated his reservations about the procedure: “My lower back is, I’m going to get an epidural soon because what’s happening, what they’ve discovered is that the neck has been fixed, and below the neck there’s two vertebrae where the bike hit me and disintegrated, and there’s nothing left of them.” “I have no idea what the f*ck [the doctors] are doing.” He also summarized his current state: “All I know is that right now I’m in a lot of pain, a lot of discomfort.” Ozzy has been suffering from serious health issues that have kept him from performing since 2019. He has refused to resume touring until he has fully recovered because he is frightened of disappointing his fans.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2019 and underwent surgery after surviving a fall at home. Sharon, his wife and manager, addressed the incident in a separate interview: “It’s been extremely difficult for all of us.” Osbourne summarized the surgical process and why it was essential in the same interview, which was conducted in 2020: For the procedure, I got numbness down this arm, and my legs are still cold. I’m not sure if it’s Parkinson’s or what, but that’s — see, that’s the problem. I’d never heard of nerve pain before because they cut nerves during the surgery, and it’s a strange sensation. Due to his ongoing pain, he underwent another surgery in 2022. Sharon explained the need for the procedure in another interview: “These metal plates were trying to get out… His spinal cord was being rubbed by the debris. Some days, he would genuinely cry in pain.” The rest of the program is available to watch below.