Ozzy Osbourne to Undergo Surgery on Neck and Back

Ozzy Osbourne will once again undergo surgery to help correct injuries to his neck and back that he suffered during a 2019 fall.

The fall exacerbated injuries the now-72-year-old sustained from a 2003 ATV accident, dislodging the metal rods that had been inserted into his body at that time. Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, said that a corrective procedure had also been done shortly after the fall.

Now, speaking to the DailyMailTV, Sharon revealed that the goal of the next round of surgery is to get Ozzy back up on stage.

“The thing I’m most excited about is my hubby getting back on stage. That’s what I pray for.” She added, “It breaks your heart. He wants to get back [on the road]. He misses his friends, his musicians. They’re his partners. He misses that life. But with his Parkinson’s, he’s fine. He’s fine. He’s got it under control.”

The fall was just one of many medical issues afflicting Ozzy beginning in 2018, including multiple staph infectionspneumonia and the revelation that he’s been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Those issues have caused Ozzy’s “farewell” solo tour to be re-scheduled multiple times, with the European round currently slated for 2022 and no make-up dates for North America posted yet. You can find those dates below.

As of May, Ozzy had “13 or 14” songs written for his next album with producer and songwriter Andrew Watt, who also helmed 2020’s excellent Ordinary Man. Ozzy is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of No More Tears with some special edition reissues including some previously unreleased tracks like this version of “Hellraiser” featuring a duet with co-writer Lemmy Kilmister.

Dates:

Jan. 26 – Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena [tickets]
Jan. 28 – Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena [tickets]
Jan. 31 – Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion [tickets]
Feb. 02 – Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena (no Judas Priest) [tickets]
Feb. 05 – Spain – Madrid WiZink Center [tickets]
Feb. 08 – Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena [tickets]
Feb. 11 – Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena [tickets]
Feb. 17 – Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena [tickets]
Feb. 19 – Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena [tickets]
Feb. 21 – Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle [tickets]
Feb. 24 – Germany – Munich Olympiahalle [tickets]
Feb. 27 – UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena [tickets]
Mar. 01 – Ireland – Dublin 3Arena [tickets]
Mar. 04 – UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena [tickets]
Mar. 07 – UK – London The O2 [tickets]
Mar. 09 – UK – Manchester AO Arena [tickets]
Mar. 12 – UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena [tickets]
Mar. 14 – UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro [tickets]

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