Ozzy Osbourne has had a rough trot this year; with health affliction after health affliction.
Last year, Osbourne was forced to cancel shows after he contracted what turned out to be a potentially-deadly staph infection. His luck only worsened from there — the rocker contracting the flu, and then pneumonia, and was eventually forced to not only cancel his Australian appearances, but also the entirety of his 2019 tour following a fall.
During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sharon Osbourne has detailed the aftermath of the fall that forced Ozzy to postpone all 2019 tour dates.
Sharon detailed the incident, sharing “He gets up in the night, goes to the bathroom, comes back, falls on the rug and bashed his head on the side table.
“Then he went this way [motioning with her hands] and bashed his head on the post of our bed, and down he went. He didn’t put his hands down and he went face down and his neck went back. And he had to have spinal surgery.”
Sharon continued to explain that Osbourne had metal rods in his body from a previous surgery, and the fall pushed the rods through his bones. Yikes.
“He’d had a motorbike accident a few years ago and he had metal rods in his body. And the fall pushed the rods through his bones. So he had to have three major operations.
“Ozzy, the other day, put together an X-ray of his upper chest and his neck, and 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.”
Last month, Ozzy Osbourne opened up about his myriad of ailments in an interview with Rolling Stone. “For the first, say, four months, I was absolutely in agony,” Osbourne explained, referring to the complications of the fall. “I was in agony beyond anything I ever experienced before in my life. It was awful.
Ozzy recently lent his inimitable vocals to Post Malone on Travis Scott collaborative track ‘Take What You Want’. The track featured on Post Malone’s third record, Hollywood’s Bleeding, that dropped last Friday.
Osbourne revealed that the feature was his “favourite” appearance he’s made “since Sabbath.” You can listen to the track below.