TV personality Sharon Osbourne recently shared more information about her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, and his health. The 69-year-old television host recently featured on an episode of the U.K show The Talk and said she is taking time off to be with him as he undergoes major surgery.
Ozzy has suffered from ill health for the last few years, and according to his wife, this major operation is a critical one that will “determine the rest of his life.” The legendary rock singer has dealt with health issues such as Parkinson’s disease, a neck injury, and COVID-19. Read on to find out more.
Sharon Osbourne Says Ozzy Has A Major Operation Underway
Sharon while appearing on the June 8th episode of “The Talk,” where she spoke about her husband Ozzy’s health and said that he would be undergoing major surgery on June 13th. She said that she would be returning to Los Angeles to be with him to support him during and after the operation.
She spoke to the co-hosts and said, “He has a very major operation on Monday [June 13th], and I have to be there. It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.” She recently took a break from her newly launched show to be with him after he was hospitalized for COVID-19.
Sharon Osbourne reveals that Ozzy Osbourne is set to have a major operation on Monday that will "determine the rest of his life."@MrsSOsbourne | @OzzyOsbourne pic.twitter.com/kC3BJQrnkk
— The Talk (@TheTalkUK) June 8, 2022
Sharon also implied that Ozzy is in good spirits and is positive about the surgery. She shared that he teased her a lot when she told him she was coming home. She said, “When I spoke to Ozzy today he said, ‘Have you been fired yet?’ and I said, ‘No! This is a record!’
He Was Recently Diagnosed With Parkinson’s
Sharon didn’t reveal what the operation was and why Ozzy had to get it done. Still, it’s public knowledge that the rock singer has dealt with several health issues over the years, such as his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a brain disorder that affects movement and causes stiffness, shaking, and balance difficulties.
He spoke about his diagnosis during an interview. He said, “It’s not a death sentence… It’s a mild form of Parkinson’s at the moment. I’m not shaking. The doctor told me that I probably walk by 10 people a day who have got it and don’t even know they’ve got it. You don’t get a pimple on your forehead, you just start walking a bit funny I suppose.”
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Sharon also spoke about his diagnosis and said, “There are so many different types of Parkinson’s. It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. And it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy Contracted COVID-19 Last Month
Sharon also revealed last month that Ozzy contracted COVID-19 and was receiving treatment for it. She spoke about it on The Talk and said, “I am very worried about Ozzy right now. We’ve gone two years without him catching COVID and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now.”
This was when she took a break from her show. At the time, she said, “I can’t believe my luck that I’m missing the show—I’ve only been there three days. You’re gonna see me back on air in a week because I know my husband, we’re gonna get him back on his feet and we’re going to get a negative test by next week.”
Ozzy Osbourne Has Issues Walking
Ozzy also deals with issues in his neck after being injured during an ATV accident in 2003. During an interview with Classic Rock in 2013, the “Black Sabbath” singer said he was “waiting on some more surgery on my neck” before he could return to the road for his final tour, titled “No More Tours 2.”
He also explained the extent of the injury on his neck and said, “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 be to go back on the road.”
He had earlier canceled the North American stops on his tour so that he could “continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year.” Ozzy then traveled to meet a specialist in Europe for medical treatment.
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