Sharon Osbourne said Ozzy is “doing really good” after suffering from several medical issues last year, including a fall, neck surgery and hospitalization for the flu.
Ozzy‘s wife and manager provided an update on Price of Darkness’ health during an appearance on the latest episode of Steve-O‘s “Wild Ride!” podcast, where she also revealed that he has started working on new studio album.
“He’s doing good. He’s doing really, really good. He’s had a terrible, terrible injury,” Sharon said. “At one point, they thought he would never walk again, but he is — he’s walking and he’s doing great. He’s been hit by so much medically, but he’s doing good. He’s getting stronger every day.
“Oh, God. I mean, to be hit with the spinal injury, and then what it had done was it kind of started off the Parkinson’s [disease] that he had the gene for but was never activated — he just had the gene,” she continued. “It’s like having the breast cancer gene but it never comes into fruition — it never gets alive. And he had the Parkinson’s gene and this accident just sparked it off. So he kind of had a double dose of everything. But he’s doing good.
“It’s heartbreaking — it’s heartbreaking — to see this. He’s had this ride in his life, and then suddenly — boom! — you are floored. And to have your health taken away… No matter what you’ve got money-wise or anything in the world, [it’s something you] can’t fix.”
In February, Ozzy had released his first solo album in a decade, Ordinary Man, which he recorded late last year while recovering from surgery and related illnesses.
“The album was sensational,” Sharon noted. “He’s starting his second album with [Ordinary Man producer] Andrew Watt right now. And you can’t stop him. He’s doing it.