English talk show host Sharon Osbourne has said her rocker husband, heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne, is set to undergo major surgery on Monday that could significantly affect the 73-year-old singer’s quality of life.
“He has a very big surgery on Monday and I need to be there,” Sharon Osbourne, 69, of Los Angeles, told recently launched British television network TalkTV’s British panel discussion show The Talk on Thursday. “It’s really going to define the rest of his life.”
She did not provide any information about the type of operation. Ozzy Osbourne – whose band Black Sabbath was a key innovator in the development of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s – had in 2020 confirmed longstanding rumors that he had Parkinson’s disease. He canceled the North American leg of his tour earlier this year to undergo treatment for a progressive nervous system disorder.
Additionally, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, born John Michael Osbourne, was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident in 2003. A fall at home in 2019 exacerbated the ongoing injury and required 15 screws to be placed in his spine. In early 2019, he postponed or canceled tour dates due to an upper respiratory infection that led to pneumonia.
Sharon Osbourne – who said she will be contributing live from Los Angeles to British series The Talk, a show unrelated to American series The Talk, which she left in March 2021 – indicated that her nearly 40-year-old husband appeared to be fine spirits. “The funny thing is when I spoke to Ozzy today, he said, ‘Have you been fired yet?’ ‘ she said to the laughter of her fellow contestants. ‘And I said, ‘No!’ … I’ll be back next month,” she told her co-hosts.
Sharon Osbourne wrote on Instagram and Facebook on Saturday: “Thanks for all of you [heart emoji]! See you soon @thetalkuk.” On Instagram, she received supportive comments from current US panelist Amanda Kloots, former panelist Carrie Ann Inaba, and singer-actress Carnie Wilson.
Around 11am, Ozzy Osbourne or his social media rep posted a picture from his 2010 album Scream and lyrics from his song I Love You All on Instagram Stories, where posts appear after 24 hours: “For all of these Years you have stood by my side / God bless you, I love you all.”