Ozzy Osbourne says he is ‘recuperating comfortably’ after undergoing ‘major’ spinal surgery


Ozzy Osbourne reveals he is ‘recuperating comfortably’ at home after undergoing ‘major’ spinal surgery to adjust pins in his neck

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he is ‘recuperating comfortably’ at home after undergoing ‘major’ spinal surgery this week.

The music star, 73, had a gruelling operation on Monday to adjust pins inserted into his neck and spine following a near-fatal ATV crash in 2003 and subsequent fall in 2013.

After the procedure, the Black Sabbath rocker took to Twitter on Thursday to tell fans that he was back at home and thank them for their well-wishes.

Recovering: Ozzy Osbourne (pictured on Tuesday) has confirmed that he is 'recuperating comfortably' at home after undergoing 'major' spinal surgery this week

Recovering: Ozzy Osbourne (pictured on Tuesday) has confirmed that he is ‘recuperating comfortably’ at home after undergoing ‘major’ spinal surgery this week

Ozzy, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, tweeted: ‘I am now home from the hospital recuperating comfortably.

‘I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during my recovery.’

Pictures taken on Tuesday showed Ozzy being pushed into a Los Angeles hospital parking lot as wife Sharon, 69, looked on after being discharged just one day after the surgery.

It comes after Sharon said Ozzy is ‘on the road to recovery’ and is ‘doing well’ after he underwent a major procedure on Monday that could ‘determine the rest of his life’.

Surgery: The music star, 73, had a gruelling operation on Monday to adjust pins inserted into his neck and spine following a near-fatal ATV crash and subsequent fall

Surgery: The music star, 73, had a gruelling operation on Monday to adjust pins inserted into his neck and spine following a near-fatal ATV crash and subsequent fall

Health woes: Ozzy has Parkinson's disease and previously suffered a nasty fall and dislodged metal rods placed in his spine following a quad-bike accident in 2003 (pictured in 2020)

Health woes: Ozzy has Parkinson’s disease and previously suffered a nasty fall and dislodged metal rods placed in his spine following a quad-bike accident in 2003 (pictured in 2020) 

In an update to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, she wrote: ‘Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy ‘s surgery!

‘Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him.

A family source recently told Page Six that the metal influencer was going to go through a ‘lengthy amount of convalescence’ that would likely require a home nurse for some time.

They said: ‘Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult,’ they added. ‘This is quite major. He’s having the pins in his neck and back realigned from when he had a fall back in 2019.’

Sharon had previously explained that the musician was heading in for ‘a very major operation’.

'Your love means the world to him': It comes after his wife Sharon has revealed her husband Ozzy is 'on the road to recovery'

‘Your love means the world to him’: It comes after his wife Sharon has revealed her husband Ozzy is ‘on the road to recovery’

On the mend: The former X Factor judge, 69, claimed the singer, 73, is 'doing well' after he underwent a major procedure that could 'determine the rest of his life' on Monday

On the mend: The former X Factor judge, 69, claimed the singer, 73, is ‘doing well’ after he underwent a major procedure that could ‘determine the rest of his life’ on Monday

Sharon had said on ‘The Talk’: ‘[Ozzy] has a very major operation on Monday, and I have to be there. It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.’ 

Ozzy has Parkinson’s disease and previously suffered a nasty fall and dislodged metal rods placed in his spine following a quad-bike accident in 2003.

In April, Piers Morgan asked the TV personality on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored: ‘How is Ozzy, my great man?

‘He is just one of my favourite people in the world. Been through the health wars a bit, how’s he doing?’

Thankful: In her Tuesday Instagram Story, she wrote: 'Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy 's surgery!'

Thankful: In her Tuesday Instagram Story, she wrote: ‘Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy ‘s surgery!’

Sharon said the Black Sabbath rocker is keen to move back to England after his latest surgery.

She replied: ‘He’s doing okay, he sends you his love. He’s got one more operation left to do and then he’s dying to come back home.’

The talent manager recently admitted she now has to care for Ozzy ‘a lot’ because of his health issues.

She said: ‘It’s very difficult, because the combination of the Parkinson’s and his accident, you go, well, which one is this? Why’s this happening? Why’s that happening?’

Ozzy previously opened up about his Parkinson’s diagnosis in a candid interview on US TV, in which he admitted the condition is ‘just another thing on my plate’.

He said: ‘Well the one question from me was, ‘Is it a terminal illness?’, and the guy says, ‘No, but life is’. ‘It’s just another thing on my plate I have got to deal with. I’m not in the slightest worried about it.’

PARKINSON’S: THE INCURABLE NERVE DISEASE THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS

Parkinson’s disease affects one million Americans a year. It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.

It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.

Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine because nerve cells that make it have died.

There is currently no cure and no way of stopping the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try and change that. 

In the US, physicians consider it largely one type of condition with various stages; young onset Parkinson’s or atypical Parkinson’s. 

In Europe, some doctors and researchers specify different types of the condition. 

Treatment is mostly made up of medication. In some cases, doctors perform Deep Brain Stimulation surgery to try to hit the nerves more directly.  

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Ozzy revealed in January 2020 that he had been diagnosed with Parkin 2 – a form of Parkinson’s which he said is the cause of nerve pain and leaves his legs cold. 

In May, he told Classic Rock Magazine: ‘I’m just waiting on some more surgery on my neck. I can’t walk properly these days. 

‘I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.’

Sharon’s Ozzy health update comes after it was reported that they’ve applied for permission to build a rehab wing at their home in the UK.

The Crazy Train hitmaker lodged an application requesting the green light for renovations at his Buckinghamshire mansion.

The extension will feature a self-contained nurse’s flat as well as ‘discreet grab rails and aids’ and ‘an abundance of stopping and sitting spaces’.

The plans also include a ‘health and exercise studio’ as well as a ‘pool house orangery’ and ‘garden room’.

Architect Lynne Walker wrote in the plans: ‘It is the ambition that the design creates a transition of flowing inside outside garden spaces, largely lit by natural light with folding doors opening up views.’

A spokesperson for the Paranoid hitmaker has yet to comment on the renovation reports, but confirmed Ozzy – who was badly injured following his fall at home three years ago – is gearing up for another surgery on his ‘back or neck’.

Sharon recently admitted she now has to care for Ozzy ‘a lot’ because of his health issues.

She said: ‘It’s very difficult, because the combination of the Parkinson’s and his accident, you go, well, which one is this? Why’s this happening? Why’s that happening?’

Ozzy was previously diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome in 2005. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson’s.

Oh no: Ozzy was previously diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome in 2005. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson's (pictured in 2010)

Oh no: Ozzy was previously diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome in 2005. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson’s (pictured in 2010)

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