Ozzy Osbourne’s brave health admissions from Parkinson’s to multiple surgeries

Ozzy Osbourne, the Black Sabbath frontman, has opened up about his health struggles and life expectancy.

Despite serious health issues, he is preparing for his final gig in Birmingham, where he grew up.

His wife, Sharon Osbourne, confirmed that Ozzy will perform ‘two more shows to say goodbye’ at Aston Villa, his hometown.

Earlier this year, Ozzy announced his decision to stop touring and cancelled planned tour dates across Europe and the UK.

Over the years, he has undergone several surgeries, including a major one in 2003 after a near-fatal quad bike accident.

Sharon, aged 71, shared a scary moment with the Mirror about when Ozzy stopped breathing after an accident at their Buckinghamshire home.

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She said: “He had stopped breathing and the guard spotted it immediately. He had stopped breathing for a minute and a half and there was no pulse.

“But thank God, the security guard was there to revive him. He resuscitated him and got him breathing and his pulse going again. We are so, so grateful to him.”

In 2019, Ozzy had a bad fall in his Los Angeles house that made his old injuries worse.

Talking to Mail Online, he said about the fall: “I saw this big white flash when I hit the floor and I thought, ‘You’ve finally done it now’. I knew it was bad, I thought I was paralysed, so very calmly I said, ‘Sharon, I can’t move. I think I’ve done my neck. Phone an ambulance’.”

Ozzy then talked about the terrible pain he felt after, saying it was 55 out of 10. He had metal plates put in his neck because of the fall, but they had to be taken out because they made him feel even worse.

The rock legend has faced a tough time with his health, including surgeries that didn’t go as planned.

He shared with Rolling Stone: “The second surgery virtually left me crippled. I thought I’d be up and running after the second and third, but with the last one they put a … rod in my spine. They found a tumour in one of the vertebrae, so they had to dig all that out too. It’s pretty rough, man, and my balance is all [messed] up.”

Ozzy also mentioned on The Osbournes podcast that he can’t face more neck surgeries, saying: “I can’t do it anymore. Regardless of the way it ends up after tomorrow, I’m not doing it anymore. I can’t.”

Talking about his Parkinson’s disease on Good Morning America, Ozzy told Robin Roberts how hard it’s been, especially feeling like he’s letting his family down: “Coming from a working-class background, I hate to let people down. I hate to not do my job. And so when I see my wife goin’ to work, my kids goin’ to work, everybody’s doing-tryin’ to be helpful to me, that gets me down because I can’t contribute to my family, you know.”

Ozzy has opened up about his battle with Parkinson’s disease, comparing it to the end of a love affair. He said: “It’s been like saying farewell to the best relationship of my life. At the start of my illness, when I stopped touring, I was really (annoyed) with myself, the doctors, and the world. […] But as time has gone on, I’ve just gone, ‘Well, maybe I’ve just got to accept that fact’.”

In a recent chat with The Guardian, Ozzy shared some of the struggles he faces daily due to his condition, including nerve pain, depression, blood clots, and mobility issues. He described: “You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot doesn’t move. I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots.”

The rockstar also revealed his belief that he has roughly 10 years left to live. He told Rolling Stone: “I said to Sharon that I’d smoked a joint recently and she said, ‘What are you doing that for! It’ll f*****g kill you’.’ I said: ‘How long do you want me to f*****g live for?!’ At best, I’ve got ten years left and when you’re older, time picks up speed!”

He shared that he doesn’t fear death itself, but he is scared of living ‘a long, painful and miserable existence’, and expressed his support for euthanasia clinics like those in Switzerland.

According to the NHS website, Parkinson’s disease doesn’t directly cause death, but it can put a lot of strain on the body, making some patients more vulnerable to serious or life-threatening infections. However, with advances in treatment, most people with Parkinson’s are now expected to ‘have a normal or near-normal life expectancy’.

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