Ozzy Osbourne Shares What Really Made Him Quit Touring

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Ozzy Osbourne has recently shared more details about his fall in February 2019 that forced him to postpone his world tour and recover at home.

The rocker has handled vertebrae problems since his accident on an ATV in 2003 that nearly killed him. The crash happened during the taping of the hit reality MTV show The Osbournes. Fast forward to 2019, he had a fall at his home in Los Angeles that dislodged the metal rods and bolts in his back and collarbone from the surgery after the ATV crash.

He needed to undergo neck surgery since it aggravated his years-old injuries from his ATV crash. During his surgical operation, it was discovered that Osbourne has Parkinson’s Disease. The rocker previously described 2019 as the “Worst, longest, most painful miserable year of my life.”

While in a new episode of The Osbournes Podcast, Ozzy revealed:

“I went to the bathroom one night.
“The lights were out, it was pitch black, and I misjudged the bed and missed it and landed flat on my face. I hit the ground so hard and I just lay there. I went smack on the floor, face down.”

He continued:

“Sharon said, ‘What are you doing down there?’ I said, ‘Call us an ambulance.’
“She said, ‘Are you joking?’ I said, ‘I think I’ve broken my fucking neck.'”

At that time, he was told that if he didn’t have surgery to fix it, he risked paralysis from the neck down. His wife, Sharon, said back then:

“Ozzy, the other day, put together an X-ray of his upper chest and his neck.
“No wonder they call him ‘Iron Man,’ ’cause I tell you, he’s got bolts. He’s got so much metal in his body, it’s frightening.”

Years later, Ozzy is still affected by the incident which led to his retirement from touring. He was forced to pull out of the Power Trip festival set for October this year. He previously said:

“My head is alright. My creativity is OK, My singing’s OK, but I just can’t fucking walk much now.
“I can’t tell you how fucking frustrating life has become. … I’ve never been this ill this long in my life.”

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