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Ozzy Osbourne opens up on recent back surgery which went 'drastically wrong'

Emily Puckering

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Ozzy Osbourne opens up on recent back surgery which went 'drastically wrong'

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Ozzy Osbourne has opened up on his recent back surgery and how it went 'drastically wrong'.

The Prince of Darkness, best known for starring in The Osbournes, has unfortunately been no stranger to health troubles in recent times.

The Black Sabbath frontman has undergone multiple surgeries on his back following a fall in 2019, and has been in and out of hospital since his horror quad bike accident all the way back in 2003.

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And following his latest surgery, it seems 74-year-old Ozzy isn't on a quick path to recovery, as he had to miss out on accepting his Icon Honor trophy from Rolling Stone UK this week.

Wife Sharon, 71, instead travelled to London to accept it on his behalf.

But the veteran rocker spoke to Rolling Stone ahead of the award ceremony and was candid about his current condition.

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"It really knocked me about," he said of the recent surgery on his back.

"The second surgery went drastically wrong and 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 f**king rod in my spine."

Ozzy Osbourne has opened up on his latest surgery, saying it went 'drastically wrong'. Credit: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Ozzy Osbourne has opened up on his latest surgery, saying it went 'drastically wrong'. Credit: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
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Ozzy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2003, then revealed a tumour was found: "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 f**ked up."

He also said how he has 'ten years left' to live as he recalled a disagreement with Sharon over smoking marijuana.

"[Sharon] said, 'What are you doing that for! It'll f**king kill you!' I said, 'How long do you want me to f**king live for?!'."

Ozzy is certainly no stranger to the use of recreational drugs, with his younger years being consumed by heavy drug and alcohol abuse and several trips to rehab.

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It's believed the 'Iron Man' singer has been sober for around nine years now, with him previously admitting to Variety: "I thought I'd be drinking to the day I die."

Wife Sharon has also opened up on Ozzy's recent health scares. Credit: Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images
Wife Sharon has also opened up on Ozzy's recent health scares. Credit: Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images

Ozzy added to Rolling Stone: "At best, I've got ten years left and when you're older, time picks up speed. Me and Sharon had our 41st wedding anniversary recently, and that's just unbelievable to me."

Sharon, who shares three children with her husband, also described the surgeries as 'five years of heartache', saying: "I've just felt so helpless and so bad for Ozzy, to see him going through the pain.

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"He's gone through all these operations and the whole thing has felt like a nightmare."

She added: "He hasn't lost his sense of humour, but I look at my husband, and he's here while everyone else is out on the road.

"This is the longest time he hasn't ever worked for. Being at home for so long has been so foreign to him."

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Music

Emily Puckering
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