Ozzy Osbourne has had surgery on his neck that he says will be his “final” operation on it.
This Monday (19 September), Ozzy updated fans on the second episode of The Osbournes Podcast in which Sharon, Jack, Kelly, and Ozzy sit down and chat as one big happy family.
It’s unclear when the episode was filmed, but Ozzy revealed: “Tomorrow I have my final surgery on my neck.”
He explained: “Which it is gonna be the final surgery, because I can’t do it anymore. Regardless of the way it ends up after tomorrow, I’m not doing it anymore. I can’t.”
When asked how he felt about the upcoming surgery, Ozzy said: “It’s all right. It’s just like going over for a fucking haircut now… But I have improved somewhat, I think.”
You can watch the whole episode of the podcast below:
Ozzy added: “My feet feel like I’ve got bricks tied to them when I’m walking. I walked upstairs today and downstairs for the first time in a while, and my feet feel like I’ve got diving boots on when I’m walking. I think it’s the nerves. Then I was thinking, maybe I just need to get up off my ass and walk around the block a few times.”
The surgery is for Ozzy’s fall he suffered in 2019, which dislodged metal rods that had been inserted into his body after a quad bike crash in 2003. The Black Sabbath frontman was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2020.
Unfortunately, the pain isn’t confined to the one issue. On the first episode of The Osbourne Podcast, the Brummie shared another update on his health: “My lower back is… I’m going for an epidural soon because 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,” he explained.
In July, Ozzy revealed he was cancelling his headlining slot at the Power Trip festival in California. “Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready [to perform] yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed,” he wrote in a statement.
Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring in February, calling off his scheduled European and UK tour dates. Later that month, however, he said that he hoped to return to the stage at some point in the future.