Ozzy Osbourne set for major spine surgery in attempt to return to stage

'It breaks your heart that he wants to get back. He misses his friends, his musicians, they're his partners'
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
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Sharon Osbourne has given an update on the state of her family. Revealing that following a fall in 2019 that aggravated her husband's previous injuries, and his Parkinson's diagnosis just a year later, Ozzy is now looking at surgery in the near future to help correct his back and neck issues in an attempt to return to the road.

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Telling the Daily Mail that she's "excited" and "praying" for Ozzy to get well and get back out in front of fans, Sharon says that Ozzy is currently scheduled for surgery that will hopefully alleviate some of his suffering.

"It was like that, one after the other, and it's like, woah, just a minute, you know?' Sharon said about her husband's 2019 fall and subsequent Parkinson's revelation. "It breaks your heart that he wants to get back. He misses his friends, his musicians, they're his partners. He misses that life." she explained. "But with his Parkinson's, he's fine. He's fine, he's got it under control," Sharon says.

Fans can rest assured the Osbourne family will thrive. Speaking of son Jack, Sharon says he is "still doing his extreme sports, he produces his own tv shows, he hosts some of the shows, he leads a normal life while dealing with his medical situation." Adding, the Osbourne's "have never been a family where there's been great health. I've had cancer twice, my son has [multiple sclerosis] and, this isn't a pity party, but we're kind of used to dealing with major health problems."

In July of last year, Ozzy admitted being in so much "discomfort, and pain, and misery," he was convinced he was dying. "I remember saying to Sharon, 'you've got to level with me. Is it worse than you’re making it out?'" Sharon confirmed, "yeah, he thought we were hiding it from him."

Hopefully, this next round of surgery will have the Prince of Darkness up and about and he'll be able to hit the road in comfort AND safety in 2022.

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