OZZY OSBOURNE Provides Health Update, Reveals Recent Removal Of Blood Clot Filter

Ozzy Osbourne 2022 Interview

In the recent episode of SiriusXM‘s “Ozzy Speaks,” Ozzy Osbourne, alongside co-host Billy Morrison, provided an update on his health. This was the first instance Osbourne publicly addressed his continuous health struggles since he backed out from headlining the Power Trip festival, organized by Goldenvoice, scheduled for October.

In relation to his current health status, Ozzy said: “I’m battling through it. For instance last Monday, I went to have a filter removed. ‘Cause I had the blood clots in my legs, they put a filter in your artery to stop the blood clots going to your heart and your brain. It sounds worse than it is. So, on Monday, I went to have it removed. The blood clots have jammed you all up. So, they put a thing down there in my neck, straight down to my groin.”

Osbourne conveyed his vexation regarding his extensive health complications, inclusive of contracting COVID-19 over a year ago, that have necessitated the cancellation of some of his earlier declared tours.

“It’s just disappointment after disappointment,” he said. “Just get this thing f**king done so I can go get on with my life.”

Although the 74-year-old Osbourne had to cancel some of his earlier planned tours due to health complications, the iconic BLACK SABBATH singer expressed his intention to come back if his health situation gets better.

In a recent interview with Metal HammerOzzy expressed his desire to return to stage: “I remember some good gigs and I’ve done my fair share of f**king bad gigs,” he said. “A guitar player can change his guitar. A drummer can change the drum. If my voice goes, I’m f**ked.

“One time I was at a gig at Nassau Coliseum in New York. On the way to the gig, my voice went out. The kids were already there and I thought, ‘What the f**k am I gonna do now?’ I went out and tried to sing and they gave me a standing ovation. The kids would rather see you being bad than go home. 

“I mean, doing a live show is what I live for,” he continued. “I’ve had to cancel my [2023] European tour but I’m determined. I’ve gotta do more gigs if I have to get someone to wheel me out there. I mean, you can’t retire from this game. It’s not a job, it’s a f**king passion. I don’t know how to do anything else. The thought of sitting in my house all day… I’m a road dog, you know? I’ve been doing it f**king 55 years. It’s the best thing to have ever happened to me.”