During a recent conversation with Guardian, iconic singer Ozzy Osbourne talked about his health, also about his performance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony earlier this month.
Regarding the surgery he underwent this June, Ozzy said:
“With the pressing on the spinal column, I got nerve pain. I’d never f**king heard of nerve pain! You know when you’re a kid, and you’re playing with snow and your hands get really cold?
”Then you go in and you pour on hot water, and they start getting warm? And you get those chills? And it f**king hurts? It’s like that.”
About the performance at the Commonwealth Games, where the singer reunited with fellow Black Sabbath member, Tony Iommi, Ozzy said:
“I said to Sharon: ‘I can’t f**king perform.’ She said: ‘Are you sure?’ And I thought about it, and I thought: ‘F*ck it, I’m gonna go for it.’ It’s one song, and I’ve sung it every f**king night for the last 55 years, so it’s not like I’m going to forget the f**king words.
(Osbourne performed a shortened rendition of “Iron Man”, as well as the full version of “Paranoid”.)
“Since I had my [first neck] surgery and everything got f**ked up, it’s been three or four years since I’ve performed. And I was thinking it’ll never happen again. But that show’s given me a bit of hope.”