British singer Ozzy Osbourne is undergoing a “major operation” that will reportedly realign “pins in his neck and back,” a surgery that his wife Sharon has said, “could determine the rest of his life.”
Sources close to the 73-year-old rocker shared that he reportedly went under the knife on Monday to have “the pins in his neck and back realigned” after being in pain for years following a fall in 2019, Page Six reported.
The family source shared that Osbourne will have a “lengthy amount of convalescence” after the operation and need a nurse at home.
“Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult,” the source 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. He’s been in a lot of pain.”
Sharon previously shared that he would be having major surgery, and she was flying from London to be by his side.
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“He has a very major operation on Monday, and I have to be there,” the 69-year-old TV talk show host shared during her appearance on the British talk show “The Talk” recently. “It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.”
In 2003, the Black Sabbath singer was injured in a quad biking accident, the injury was exacerbated in 2019 after he fell at his home and had more than a dozen screws inserted in his spine.
“I came down really, really hard,” Osbourne shared with Rolling Stone magazine previously. “I went slam — on my face.”
He underwent several surgeries after the fall, which forced him to cancel tour dates for his “No More Tours 2 Tour” and reschedule.
Last month, Ozzy told Classic Rock magazine about the surgery he hopes would help him walk correctly, the outlet noted.
“I can’t walk properly these days,” Osbourne shared. “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.”
In 2020, the rocker revealed that he’d also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.