Ozzy Osbourne Says He Still Lives In Pain Following Spinal Surgery


Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he still lives in pain following his spinal surgery last year, following a fall that damaged his neck. During a chat with Jenny McCarthy on SiriusXM, Ozzy explained, "Spine surgery is bad news. . . I've been in such a bad state with pain. I'm not back to 100 percent. I'm about 75 percent there, but it's such a slow recovery. Nothing like it was — there was a point I was telling Sharon the other day, 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?' She says, 'No.'"

Not too long ago, Ozzy, who also suffers from Parkinson's disease, told us he's been spooked by the number of musicians who have died in recent years: ["I mean, of late everyone's dropping dead. I'm only hoping my number don't come up soon. You hear me talking, I'm lucky I'm not one of the dead ones, 'cause I used to — I mean, when there's drugs involved or alcohol, I should have died a thousand times."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . a thousand times)

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