Ozzy Osbourne has spoken about his continued health issues, admitting that he still struggles to walk following his recent back surgery.
Speaking to SiriusXM (via Yahoo), legendary BLACK SABBATH singer said: “It is so f**king tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This f**king surgery this guy did. F**king hell, you have no idea.”
Yahoo also notes that Osbourne expresses uncertainty about his upcoming European tour.
“The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t f**king walk much now,” Ozzy added. He later discusses his surgery, explaining that while it was necessary to improve his longterm quality of life (“That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralysed from the neck down”), it’s provided some fresh challenges for him.
“I can’t begin to tell you how f**king frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life.”
Ozzy was first diagnosed with the neurological disorder back in 2003, but the legendary singer didn’t disclose that he was stricken with the disease until a January 2020 appearance on “Good Morning America”. According to his wife and manager Sharon, one of the biggest challenges for her and Ozzy has been adjusting to such a major change in his life.
“I just think of my husband, who was very energetic, loved to go out for walks, did a two-hour show on stage every night, running around like a crazy man. Suddenly, your life just stops — life as you knew it,” Sharon said during a candid conversation with broadcaster Jeremy Paxman this past October.
“I just think of my husband, who was very energetic, loved to go out for walks, did a two-hour show on stage every night, running around like a crazy man. Suddenly, your life just stops — life as you knew it,” Sharon said.
“When I look at my husband, my heart breaks for him,” she added. “I’m sad for myself to see him that way, but what he goes through is worse. When I look at him and he doesn’t know, I’m, like, crying.’
When asked about the positives about the disease, Sharon replied: “The positive thing is we spend much more time together as a family and I love my husband more than I do three years ago.”
Thankfully though, she revealed that he has found an effective treatment: cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, because he experiences unsettling dreams as a result of Parkinson’s.
“[Ozzy] was always on something, he always loved to dabble with the old drugs. But now he takes this stuff at night. What’s this stuff that everybody smokes? Marij*ana. It is something from that — cannabidiol.”