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Ozzy Osbourne Was Convinced He Was Dying After Painful Surgery

Ozzy Osbourne Was Convinced He Was Dying After Painful Surgery

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he believed he was dying and his family were hiding it from him following a string of medical issues over the past few years.

The legendary Black Sabbath frontman has been struggling with his physical health and endured a fall, neck surgery and hospitalisation for the flu last year, as well as being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Thankfully, the Prince of Darkness didn't die and he's on the mend - although for a moment there things weren't looking too great.

Ozzy's health had suffered so much that he had to cancel his latest tour due to spinal surgery following the fall. He was also diagnosed with Parkin 2 - a very rare genetic form of Parkinson's disease.

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Speaking to SiriusXM, he said: "I'm not back to 100 percent. I'm about 75 percent there, but it's such a slow recovery.

"Spine surgery is bad news, man. I've been in such a bad state with pain; I'm still having a lot of pain.

"There was a point I was convinced that I was dying. I was in that much discomfort and pain and misery. I thought they were all hiding it from me.

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"I remember saying to Sharon, 'You've gotta level with me. Is it worse than you're making it out [to be]?' She says, 'No.'

"I've dropped all the medication for pain now."

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Speaking to Wild Ride podcast recently, his wife Sharon Osbourne opened up about his recovery, stating: "He's doing good. He's doing really, really good. He's had a terrible, terrible injury.

"At one point, they thought he would never walk again, but he is - he's walking and he's doing great.

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"He's been hit by so much, medically, but he's doing good. He's getting stronger every day.

"Oh, god, I mean, to be hit with the spinal injury, and then what it had done was it kind of started off the Parkinson's that he had the gene for but was never activated - he just had the gene."


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Proving that you can't keep a good frontman down, Ozzy is now focusing his efforts on getting back to the stage.

He continued: "I cannot wait [to get on stage], but I was talking to Tony Iommi the other day, and he was saying with the way it's going with this coronavirus, indoor shows will be a thing of the past."

And I'm guessing by everything that's been going down, bat heads will be off the menu too.

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Topics: Coronavirus, Recovery, Medical, Health

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]