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Ozzy Osbourne ‘felt great’ as he was pictured leaving hospital in a wheelchair with his wife Sharon by his side after a ‘major operation’ which she said would ‘determine the rest of his life’.
The 73-year-old rock star wore black track pants and a long-sleeved shirt with hospital wristbands as a medical professional led the family out of the facility and to a waiting vehicle after his operation.
The family hasn’t publicly discussed the medical procedure Ozzy had to undergo, but Sharon admitted Ozzy was “feeling great” on Wednesday in a shared snap. on Twitter of Ozzy standing at the microphone.
Ozzy also spoke out on the same day, sharing that he’s ‘now home from hospital recovering comfortably’, the 73-year-old musician tweeted to his millions of followers.
“I definitely feel the love and support from all of my fans and send a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and best wishes during my recovery.”
OZZY OSBOURNE HOME FROM HOSPITAL AND ‘COMFORTABLY RECOVERING’, THANKS FANS FOR ‘PRAYERS’ AFTER SURGERY
In the photos, we see Sharon, his wife of almost 40 years, following her closely dressed in a powder blue pantsuit. They both followed COVID-19 protocols and wore protective masks as they left the health center.
“Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support that led to Ozzy’s surgery,” she wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
“Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery. Your love means the world to him,” she added with a praying hands emoji.
Last week, she indicated that Ozzy’s situation was difficult and that he would need difficult surgery. She immediately flew to the west coast of London to be by his side.
“He has major surgery on Monday, and I have to be there,” she told her fellow TalkTV panelists last week. “It will really determine the rest of his life.”
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A report has since surfaced that the procedure involved removing and realigning the pins in her neck and back. “Ozzy is 73 and any type of surgery when you get older is tough,” a source said. page 6. “It’s quite important. He has the pins in his neck and back realigned since he crashed in 2019.”
On Monday, Sharon and Kelly were seen visiting the Black Sabbath frontman in hospital hours after Sharon revealed his urgent medical needs. Kelly, 37, is currently pregnant with her first child with musician boyfriend Sid Wilson of SlipKnot.
“He’s been in a lot of pain,” the source noted of Ozzy’s physical condition lately. residence.
Ozzy’s back problems likely stem from the 2003 all-terrain vehicle collision, where he overturned his quad while driving around his property in London.
At the time, he had to undergo emergency surgery for “a broken collarbone, eight fractured ribs that pinched crucial blood vessels and damaged vertebrae in his neck.”
“I’m just waiting for another neck surgery,” he said. classic rock magazine in May. “I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I’m a little better, but nowhere near as much as I would like to get back on the road.”
When asked if he ever thought about his own mortality, Ozzy said he felt optimistic about his future as he looked back on the past.
“At f—ing 73, I did pretty well,” he said. “I have no intention of going anywhere, but my time will come.”
He also touched on another difficult subject for the family: sobriety. After decades of alcohol and drug problems, Ozzy faced his addiction issues and chose to get sober eight years ago.
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“I hope so,” he said when asked if he’s sober for life now. “I take it one day at a time. If I drink, I will drink. But I don’t want to drink today. I don’t want to smoke tobacco today. I don’t want to take drugs today. So I’m going to be fine today, I guess, I don’t know about tomorrow.
Ozzy and Sharon’s son Jack Osbourne, 36, has 18 years of sobriety under his belt, and although Kelly had a small mistake in her sobriety journey last year, she is due to give birth to her first child This year.
Ozzy and Sharon also have daughter Aimee, 38, who recently survived a fatal fire at a Hollywood recording studio. Aimee escaped the building unharmed with her producer.
The Osbournes became a household name in the early 2000s when MTV spotlighted their lives as famous stars — and children of rock royalty — with an unscripted show about the family. The series premiered in 2002 and ran for four seasons, with a final encore in 2005.
In 2019, the Osbourne family spoke with Robin Roberts about “hello americaabout Ozzy’s incident where he fell in the shower and dislodged metal screws in his spine (from the 2003 quad crash), requiring neck and back surgery.
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“When I did the fall, it was pitch dark,” he recalls. “I went to the toilet and fell. I just fell and landed like a smack on the floor and I remember laying there thinking, “Well, you’ve done it now,” really calm. Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that, everything was downhill.”
After the operation and a painful two-month recovery, he was forced to reschedule all of his 2019 live dates on his “No More Tours 2” tour.
The family also spoke about Ozzy being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that can cause tremors and balance issues, as well as slowness of movement. There is no known cure for the disease.
“It’s PRKN 2,” Sharon told GMA. “There are so many different types of Parkinson’s disease; it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it affects certain nerves in your body. And it’s – it’s like you had a good day, a good day, then a really bad day.”
Ozzy told the LA Times in 2020: “I’m not dying of Parkinson’s disease. I’ve worked with it most of my life. I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read, ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up that morning, ‘you wouldn’t say, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d say, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him’.”
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