Ozzy Osbourne Says He Thought He Wasn’t Able To Perform Anymore
The vocalist Ozzy Osbourne recently joined an interview with the Guardian and revealed that he did not think he would be able to take the stage again after his life-changing surgery.
Osbourne’s health issues have followed one another since he fell at his home in Los Angeles in 2019. He underwent neck surgery since the fall aggravated his years-old injuries from his ATV fall in 2003. In 2020, Osbourne announced that some further complications had occurred because of his fall. He was then diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and struggled while walking. He also underwent a life-changing neck surgery in the previous months and received physiotherapy.
The Prince of Darkness and his fans doubted they could see him on stage soon due to his ongoing health problems. However, he surprised everyone with his appearance at the final performance of the 2022 Commonwealth Games the previous days. During the show, Osbourne sang the Black Sabbath hit ‘Paranoid’ with his former fellow bandmate Tony Iommi.
In a recent interview, Ozzy revealed that he initially told his wife Sharon that he could not take the stage. After Sharon asked him if he was sure about it, Osbourne gave himself time to think. As the rocker mentioned, he eventually decided to attend the show because ‘Paranoid’ was a song he had performed for many years. The Prince of Darkness noted that he believed that he could achieve it.
Ozzy Osbourne said the following about how he thought he could not perform:
“I said to Sharon, ‘I can’t f*cking perform.’ She said, ‘Are you sure?’ And I thought about it, and I thought, ‘F*ck it, I’m gonna go for it.’ It’s one song – and I’ve sung it every f*cking night for the last 55 years, so it’s not like I’m going to forget the f*cking words!”
Sharon Osbourne was very nervous throughout this process because the rocker had recently had a severe life-changing surgery. She was worried that her spouse would face a problem, such as falling on the stage during the show. However, she did not withhold her support for her husband. As she mentioned, being in Birmingham was an honor for her and Ozzy.