Ozzy Osbourne Says He Can’t Walk Properly These Days
Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to Classic Rock for an interview and shared some updates about his current health status considering many health problems he experienced over the last couple of years. He revealed that he still struggles walking after the quad bike accident he had in 2003.
On December 8, 2003, Ozzy Osbourne had an unfortunate accident with his quad bike on his estate in Jordans, Buckinghamshire. After the accident, he was rushed into emergency surgery as he broke his collar bone, eight ribs, and a neck vertebra. In the hospital, doctors operated on Osbourne to lift his collar bone which was believed to be interrupting blood flow to his arm. It later turned out that Osbourne had also stopped breathing following the accident and was resuscitated by his bodyguard.
While staying in the hospital, Osbourne achieved his first ever UK number one single with ‘Changes,’ a duet with his daughter Kelly. After the accident, the singer had some short-term memory problems, but he managed to recover and headline the 2004 Ozzfest with Black Sabbath.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock, Ozzy Osbourne revealed whether the quad bike accident left him with any lasting damage. He stated that he still needs more surgery on his neck and has trouble walking properly. Moreover, Osbourne said he is better but not enough to go back on the road.
In the interview, Classic Rock asked Ozzy Osbourne the following:
“Has there been any lasting damage from the quad bike accident you had in 2003?”
Osbourne then responded:
“Yes, there has. I’m just waiting on some more surgery on my neck. I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to go back on the road.
In February, Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Zakk Wylde stated that the singer is still working on getting well enough to tour. He also said they would get back on the stage as soon as his workout routine was back to Ozzy’s world-class shattering standards.