Ozzy Osbourne Says His Health Recovery Has Been a ‘Slow Process’ in Lockdown: ‘It’s Had Its Moments’
Hanging in there. Ozzy Osbourne gave fans an update on his health as he joined wife Sharon Osbourne and daughter Kelly Osbourne on The Talk. The iconic rock ‘n’ roller said it’s been a “slow process” recovering from his slew of health issues while in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s had its moments, I must confess,” Ozzy, 71, shared during a virtual appearance on the hit CBS talk show on Wednesday, June 17. “I’m good. I’m getting better. I’m getting there … slowly but surely.”
The former Black Sabbath frontman — who shared news of his Parkinson’s diagnosis in January 2020 — said it’s taken him some time to adjust to life in lockdown considering he’s spent the majority of his time touring as a musician.
“I’ve been recovering from surgery I had last year. So I’ve never been at home this long in my whole career,” he explained. “I have a chance to see my wife’s side of the fence … more than me being on the road.”
Fortunately, Ozzy has been quarantining with his longtime wife, 67, and their youngest daughter. The proud dad gushed it’s been so “great” having Kelly, 35, around to keep him entertained at home. “She’s fun … she’s bubbly,” he marveled. “She never stops talking.”
While Ozzy is soaking up every moment he can with his famous family, there’s no doubt he misses performing on stage. The “Crazy Train” singer revealed how music, specifically his new album, Ordinary Man, was key in helping him cope with his health battle.
“That whole album came out of nowhere, and it was so much fun,” he told ET in May. “It was what I needed to get me out of my gloom and doom and my recovery.”
Aside from his struggle with Parkinson’s, it’s been a rough past year for the Grammy winner. Ozzy underwent a major operation following a tragic fall at his home, battled pneumonia, had a separate surgery for an infection in his hand and another hospitalization following flu complications.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Ozzy candidly spoke about the unfathomable struggles he faced throughout 2019. “[It] was the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life,” he said in his interview earlier this year.
“When I had the fall it was pitch black, I went to the bathroom and I fell,” he continued. “I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm. Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that, it was all downhill.”
Keep fighting, Ozzy!