Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Reality Of Not Being Able To Perform Anymore
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The rock and roll crowd is probably aware of Ozzy Osbourne’s health issues. When the icon fell at his home in Los Angeles in 2019, he needed to undergo neck surgery since it aggravated his years-old injuries from his ATV fall in 2003.
In 2020, Osbourne announced that some further complications had occurred because of his fall. He was then diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and struggled while walking. He also underwent a life-changing neck surgery in the previous months and received physiotherapy.
In a recent interview, the singer shared that he did not think he would be able to take the stage again after his life-changing surgery. The Prince of Darkness, himself, and his fans doubted they could see him onstage soon due to his ongoing health problems.
However, he surprised everyone with his appearance at the final performance of the 2022 Commonwealth Games the previous days. During the show, Osbourne sang the Black Sabbath hit “Paranoid” with his former fellow bandmate Tony Iommi.
He also mentioned in one of his recent interview that he told his wife, Sharon, he could not take the stage. After Sharon asked him if he was sure about it, Osbourne gave himself time to think. As the rocker mentioned, he eventually decided to attend the show because “Paranoid” was a song he had performed for many years.
The rocker noted that he believed that he could achieve it. Osbourne said following about how he thought he could not perform:
“I said to Sharon, ‘I can’t f*cking perform.’ She said, ‘Are you sure?’ And I thought about it, and I thought, ‘F*ck it, I’m gonna go for it.’ It’s one song – and I’ve sung it every f*cking night for the last 55 years, so it’s not like I’m going to forget the f*cking words!”
Although Sharon was very nervous throughout the process, she did not withhold her support for her husband. As she mentioned, being in Birmingham was an honor for her and Ozzy.