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Ozzy Osbourne is set to undergo grueling surgery Monday to take out and reposition the pins in his neck and back
Sharon Osbourne, the singer's wife, has flown in from London to be with him.
A family member says that the singer will need a nurse at home for a "long period of convalescence" after the surgery.
"Ozzy is 73, and any kind of surgery is hard when you're older," the source said. This is very important. Since he fell in 2019, he is having the pins in his neck and back realigned.
“He’s been in a lot of pain.”
Speaking on the British talk show “The Talk” last week, Sharon said the “major operation” could “determine the rest of his life.”
“He has a very major operation on Monday, and I have to be there,” the 69-year-old TV star said. “It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.”
Ozzy suffered injuries during a quad biking accident in 2003, exacerbated in 2019 by a fall at his LA home that required 15 screws to be inserted in his spine.
“I came down really, really hard,” he told Rolling Stone. “I went slam — on my face.” He had gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and tripped in the dark.
The injury sustained and subsequent surgery — which included a two-month recovery — to ease the pain forced the rock star to reschedule all of his 2019 live dates on the “No More Tours 2 Tour.”
The singer said that the surgery hurt his nerves, and in 2020 he said that he had been told he had Parkinson's disease. "I'm not dying from Parkinson's. He said, "I've worked with it my whole life."
Ozzy told Classic Rock magazine last month that he was getting surgery on his neck.
“I can’t walk properly these days, he said: “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.”
While recovering in 2019, he made the album “Ordinary Man,” which became his highest-charting solo album in the UK and US, reaching No 3 in both countries.