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Ozzy Osbourne says his health has improved markedly since undergoing major surgery.
The 73-year-old heavy metal singer-songwriter, who revealed he has Parkinson’s disease in January 2020, opened up about his recovery during an appearance on “Good Morning America” with his wife Sharon, 69, on Wednesday.
“Before I talked to you like this,” he told correspondent Chris Connelly, as he reclined in his chair.
The “The Osbournes” alum continued, “I’ve improved a lot since I had this surgery.”
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Sharon explained that Ozzy was moaning in pain before the surgery.
“These metal plates were working their way up,” said the former “The Talk” host. “The debris was rubbing on his spine. He would literally be crying out in pain in a few days.”
The former Black Sabbath frontman has battled several physical ailments over the years. In 2003, he nearly died in an ATV accident when his quad flipped over while he was riding around his London estate.
Ozzie also had an operation after falling badly in 2019. “I had to have surgery on my neck, which damaged all my nerves,” he told Connelly.
The musician said that his dynamics are “not great” these days.
Ozzy said, “I have to negotiate everywhere I want to go and I get tired easily. But I’m fine. My family has been absolutely wonderful while I’ve been laid off.”
“That’s a pain in the butt,” joked Sharon. “The joys of her getting the better of everything from heartbreak to soul-destroying.”
Ozzy is set to give his first American appearance in two years on the first day of the NFL season on September 8. The football organization announced on social media Monday that the “Shot in the Dark” hit-maker will be a half-time performer for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills.
They last took the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards, when they joined Travis Scott and Post Malone to perform “Take What You Want,” their collaboration.
Ozzy’s thirteenth solo studio album, Patient No. 9, would be released the day after her NFL half-time performance.
During his interview with GMA, Ozzy discussed 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 come on a stage, something is over,” he said. “My soul comes alive.”
Sharon said, “There were 30,000 people there and as soon as Ozzy arrived, they were all crying because they couldn’t believe he was there.”
“It wasn’t that bad,” Ozzy told him.
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“Shut up,” said the “Sharon Osbourne Show” alumna with a playful hand wave.
The pair will soon be back on reality TV. He is starring in an upcoming BBC documentary titled “Home to Roast”. 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 osbournes As they celebrate one of their most important years yet—from Sharon’s 70th birthday to Kelly’s soon-to-be-born baby, with tours of Ozzy and of course the big move, “there’s a nod to the show.” read the logline.
Announced nearly 20 years after the pair’s premiere mtv reality show “The Osbournes,” “Home to Roast” will also follow Ozzy and Sharon as they cope with health issues and aging.
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