During the recent episode of SiriusXM’s “Ozzy Speaks,” Ozzy Osbourne joined co-host Billy Morrison for a candid conversation about his health
This marked the first time Osbourne openly addressed his ongoing medical challenges since he had to cancel his appearance as one of the headliners at the Power Trip festival, a Goldenvoice-produced event originally scheduled for October.
Regarding how he is doing with his health at the moment, 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.”
Ozzy Osbourne expressed his frustration with his ongoing health issues, including catching COVID-19 more than a year ago, which have forced him to cancel a great deal of planned time on the road.
“It’s just disappointment after disappointment,” he said. “Just get this thing fucking done so I can go get on with my life.”
“Ozzy Speaks” is a monthly show featured on Ozzy‘s exclusive SiriusXM channel, Ozzy’s Boneyard. The latest episode is scheduled to air on Thursday, July 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed through the SXM app.
Amidst Ozzy’s ongoing health issues, the legendary frontman maintains his resolve to make a comeback if his condition improves.
Ozzy previously gave an update on his touring status back in February during an episode of “Ozzy Speaks”, saying: “Well, I’ve been working my guts out to try and get back on my feet. I’ve come to the point where [my wife and manager] Sharon says to me, ‘You know what? The truth of the matter is you can’t keep booking tours and failing, canceling.
“So, if I can ever get back to where I can tour again, fine. But right now, if you said to me, ‘Can you go on the road in a month?’ I couldn’t say yes. I mean, if I could tour, I’d tour. But right now I can’t book tours because right now I don’t think I could pull them off.”
Osbourne went on to comment on how the media reported that he was retiring from the road after he released his statement canceling his tour.
“The fucking press drive you nuts,” Ozzy said. “I mean, I looked in the magazine, ‘Ozzy‘s on his last legs.’ I’m fucking not dying… Come on, guys. Haven’t I’ve had it bad enough already? If I get okay today, if the doctor said to me today, ‘Oh, you can tour, it would take another six months to get it together, you know?”
Ozzy also touched upon his ongoing health issues, saying: “You’ve got no idea. You got no idea what my… I feel like a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest. The only thing I’ve got that keeps me going is making records. But I can’t do that forever. I gotta get out there… [I’m] still in constant pain.
“I do to the best I can to stay away from the pain medication, but there are times when I go, ‘You know, I’ve gotta take something.’ I mean, last week I couldn’t… I’ve been sleeping great, and all of a sudden for two back-to-back nights. I never slept a wink. If you’re gonna torture me, just keep me awake for a couple of days. I’ll tell you whatever the fuck you want me to say.”
Ozzy Osbourne was set to hit the road for a tour of Europe this past spring, however mentioned that he has “come to the realization that I’m not physically capable … as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required.”