Ozzy Osbourne says he misses performing live but still struggles to walk after spinal surgery six months ago
In a new talk with SirusXM, Ozzy Osbourne revealed that his inability to fully get around onstage may have an affect on his 2023 tour dates.
The 74-year-old singer was last seen performing live at both the Commonwealth Games in Britain, along with his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Tony Iommi, and at the Los Angeles Rams NFL Season Opener, both of which took place just two and three months respectively after his June surgical date. For those shows, the legendary singer was actually propped up by a device supporting his hips and lower back while performing onstage.
Yahoo News reports that Osbourne is chomping at the bit to get back onstage, however is still dealing with the repercussions from the major surgery that realigned the metal pins in his back. “It is so fucking tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This fucking surgery this guy did. Fucking hell, you have no idea,” said Osbourne. “The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t fucking walk much now.”
Ozzy, who is also dealing with Parkinson’s disease, previously announced a string of international dates for his “No More Tours 2” run, which is set to commence in May of 2023 in Finland. Yahoo reports that Ozzy is unsure that these dates will go on as scheduled. “I can’t begin to tell you how fucking 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.” Over the summer Ozzy was noted as saying, “That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down.”