Ozzy Osbourne isn’t letting his health battles stop him where he wants to be: on stage.
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The 73-year-old British rocker has suffered several ailments in recent years and has taken a step back from his music.
However, he is set to woo his fans again in the near future as the Prince of Darkness.
The Black Sabbath frontman discusses his health journey and his desire to play again in front of a crowd People Profile published on Wednesday.
“This is where I belong,” Osbourne said of the tour. “My relationship with my audience is the biggest love affair of my life.”
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The father of five children continued: “I am determined to be back on stage, even if I have to nail a board and get on the wheel. Survival is my legacy.”
The singer also discussed how his alter ego of “Prince of Darkness” followed him home after his concerts. “I started taking personality off the stage,” he said. “That’s when I got really messed up. I didn’t give in to just about anything. I’d drink stupid myself.”
Throughout his life, Osbourne has dealt with alcohol and substance abuse issues as well as hospitalizations.
Since 2019, he has undergone several surgeries to fix his neck and back issues, which stem from falling home and an ATV accident 16 years ago. His last operation was in June, when he had to remove and reinsert the pin in his body.
“My life has been incredible with the things that have happened to me – both good and bad,” he said.
The “Osbournes” Star Was Later Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease And Now uses a cane To help maneuver around. He also has trouble speaking due to illness.
“I’ve never kept it,” he said. “I can’t understand my fate.”
osbourne back on stage Making a surprise appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in England on 8 August, for the first time since June’s surgery.
He came on stage with his former band member, guitarist Tony Iommi. Osbourne also recently released her 13th solo studio album, “Patient No. 9”, earlier this month.