In a new interview on SiriusXM’s Billy Morrison, Ozzy Osbourne talked about his recent health issues and his recovery.
“It’s been one of the most f*cked-up years of my life. I broke my neck in January, I had pneumonia, I’ve had f*cking blood clots… It’s been an eventful year, to say the least. I have been in such pain this year.
“I was doing that farewell tour, and it was going great,”
“I was singing better than I’ve sang [in a long time], and I was really happy. I went home for a short break and I got two staph infections in two of my fingers. God knows how that happened. That cleared up. Then I did the New Year’s Eve show at the Forum here in Los Angeles. That was the last gig I did, ’cause the following February, I went for a bathroom break in the night and lost my footing. I hit the deck like a f*cking ton of bricks.”
Elaborating on the most recent incident where he required surgery, Ozzy said:
“I don’t know if you remember, a few years back, I had a quad bike accident. I’d done some damage there, but they just patched me up. For the last 10 years, I’ve been getting electric shocks down my arm.
So when I fell down just after New Year’s Eve, I was lying there and I said, ‘Well, you’ve f*cking done it.’ So then I said to Sharon [Ozzy‘s wife]… She goes, ‘What are you doing?’ It was two o’clock in the morning. I said, ‘I think I broke my neck.’ She goes, Oh, go and get back in bed.’ I said, ‘No. Call an ambulance.’ So that was it.”