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Ozzy Osbourne says he has seen a significant improvement in his health since undergoing major surgery.
The 73-year-old heavy metal singer-songwriter, who revealed he had Parkinson’s disease in January 2020, opened up about his recovery during an appearance on Wednesday alongside his wife Sharon, 69 years, in “Good Morning America”.
“I used to talk to you like that,” he told correspondent Chris Connelly, leaning in his chair.
“The Osbournes” alum went on to say, “Since having this surgery I have improved dramatically.”
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Sharon explained that Ozzy was in excruciating pain before the operation.
“These metal plates were coming out,” the former ‘The Talk’ host said. “The debris was rubbing on his spinal cord. He was literally crying in pain some days.”
The former Black Sabbath frontman has struggled with a number of physical ailments over the years. In 2003, he nearly died in a mountain biking accident when his quad overturned on him as he was driving through his London estate.
Ozzy also underwent surgery after suffering a bad fall in 2019. He told Connelly, “I had to have surgery on my neck, which fucked up all my nerves.”
The musician said his mobility these days is “not great”.
“I have to negotiate everywhere I want to go and I tire easily. But I’m fine. My family has been absolutely wonderful while I’ve been laying there,” Ozzy added.
“He’s been a pain in the ass,” Sharon joked. “Everything from heartbreaking to soul wrenching to the joys of self-improvement.”
Ozzy is set to give his first performance in the United States in two years on September 8 on the opening day of the NFL season. The football organization announced on social media on Monday that the “Shot in the Dark” hitmaker will perform at halftime for the Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills game.
He last took the stage in the United States at the 2019 American Music Awards when he joined Travis Scott and Post Malone for a performance of their “Take What You Want” collaboration.
Ozzy’s thirteenth solo studio album, Patient Number 9, will be released the day after his NFL halftime performance.
During his interview with GMA, Ozzy opened up about taking the stage for the first time since 2019 when he performed at the Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Birmingham, England last month.
“When I go on stage, something takes over,” he said. “My spirit comes alive.”
Sharon added: “There were 30,000 people there and as soon as Ozzy arrived they were all crying because they just couldn’t believe he was there.”
“It wasn’t that bad,” Ozzy told her.
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“Shut up,” the Sharon Osbourne Show alum said with a playful hand gesture.
The couple will soon make their big comeback in reality TV. They star in an upcoming BBC documentary series called ‘Home to Roost’. The show will follow Ozzy and Sharon as they return to the UK and adjust to life in the English countryside.
“The series will follow the Osbournes as they celebrate one of their most important years yet – with everything from Sharon’s 70th birthday to Kelly’s unborn baby, Ozzy’s tour and of course the big move itself,” read a logline for the show.
Announced some 20 years after the pair’s premiere MTV reality show “The Osbournes,” “Home to Roost” will also follow Ozzy and Sharon as they deal with health issues and aging, according to the outlet.
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