Ozzy Osbourne: I was convinced I was dying during nightmare health year – Dothan Eagle

Ozzy Osbourne was “convinced” he was dying amid his year plagued with health setbacks.

The ‘Crazy Train’ hitmaker suffered a nightmare year in 2019 which saw him endure several medical issues including a fall, neck surgery, an infection in his hand, and hospitalization for the flu.

And at the start of 2020, he revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s – which is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination – for which he later had stem cell treatment to try and ease the symptoms.

Discussing his year of ill health, Ozzy said: “I’m not back to 100 percent. I’m about 75 percent there, but it’s such a slow recovery. Spine surgery is bad news, man. I’ve been in such a bad state with pain; I’m still having a lot of pain.

“There was a point I was convinced that I was dying. I was in that much discomfort and pain and misery. I thought they were all hiding it from me. I remember saying to Sharon, ‘You’ve gotta level with me. Is it worse than you’re making it out [to be]?’ She says, ‘No.’ … I’ve dropped all the medication for pain now.”

And despite his health woes, the 71-year-old rocker is itching to get back on stage as soon as the coronavirus pandemic – which has forced all concerts to be cancelled – has passed.

He added in an interview for SiriusXM: “I cannot wait [to get on stage], but I was talking to Tony Iommi the other day, and he was saying with the way it’s going with this coronavirus, indoor shows will be a thing of the past.”

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Ozzy Osbourne: I was convinced I was dying during nightmare health year – Dothan Eagle