Ozzy Osbourne, the iconic 74-year-old frontman of Black Sabbath, has been facing a number of health challenges in recent months. Despite undergoing multiple surgeries and battling Parkinson's disease, the legendary rocker was recently seen snuggling with a caretaker in a heartwarming moment captured on camera.
Cancelled Tour and Health Struggles
In a recent announcement that was sure to disappoint fans, Osbourne had to cancel his UK and European tour due to his ongoing health issues. His wife Sharon explained the reason for the cancellation, stating, "The screws had come loose, and were chipping away at the bone.
And the debris had lodged under his spine. So his spine, instead of being like this, was like this." Osbourne himself described the intense pain he was experiencing, saying, "With the pressing on the spinal column, I got nerve pain.
I'd never f—ing heard of nerve pain! It's like that." He went on to add, "It got so bad that at one point I thought: 'Oh God, please don't let me wake up tomorrow morning.' Because it was f—ing agony." The musician's Parkinson's disease has only compounded his health struggles, making even simple tasks such as walking difficult.
He explained, "You think you're lifting your feet, but your foot doesn't move. I feel like I'm walking around in lead boots." The toll that Parkinson's has taken on his mental health has also been significant, with Osbourne admitting, "I reached a plateau that was lower than I wanted it to be.
Nothing really felt great. Nothing. So I went on these antidepressants, and they work OK."
Living in the Moment
Despite the challenges he faces, Osbourne remains positive and has learned to live in the moment. He stated, "You learn to live in the moment, because you don't know [what's going to happen].
You don't know when you're gonna wake up and you ain't gonna be able to get out of bed. But you just don't think about it." The musician, whose real name is John Osbourne, rose to fame as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath, a heavy metal band that he founded in 1969 alongside Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. His nickname "The Prince of Darkness" has become synonymous with his legendary career in heavy metal music.