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OZZY OSBOURNE underwent successful surgery on neck and back

15-06-2022

Ozzy Osbourne is “doing well and on the road to recovery” after undergoing surgery to remove and realign pins in his neck and back.

Yesterday (Tuesday, June 14), Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne issued the following update on his condition: “Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy’s surgery! Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him.”

An Osbourne family source told Page Six on Monday (June 13) that there will be a “lengthy amount of convalescence” after the operation, which took place yesterday, and the legendary heavy metal singer will need a nurse at home.

The source added: “Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult. This is quite major. He’s having the pins in his neck and back realigned from when he had a fall back in 2019.

“He’s been in a lot of pain.”

Last week, Sharon said that he was about to undergo a “major operation” which would “determine the rest of his life.”

Sharon announced on U.K.’s “The Talk” on Wednesday (June 8) that she would be flying to America to be by her 73-year-old husband’s side.

She also said that she didn’t know if she and Ozzy will do anything special for their 40th wedding anniversary in July. “It depends on everything with Ozzy,” she explained.

Last month, Ozzy confirmed to Classic Rock magazine that he was “waiting on some more surgery” on his neck. “I can’t walk properly these days,” he revealed. “I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”

Asked if he thinks about mortality, Ozzy said: “At fucking 73, I’ve done pretty well. I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time’s going to come.”

As for what else he would like to achieve in his 70s, Ozzy said: “A Number One Ozzy album. I’m coming back to England this year, too. I’ve had enough of living out here (America) now. My intention was never to stay out here.”

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