As one of the iconic and most infamous rock musicians in all of recorded historical past, Ozzy Osbourne has earned a repute that has gone past the stuff of legend. His accomplishments eclipse the vast majority of others inside the heavy steel scene, and he’s steadily produced fan-pleasing content material for the higher a part of 5 many years, whereas influencing numerous musicians alongside the way in which. His larger-than-life persona is current even when the subject stretches outdoors the realm of music and touches upon Osbourne’s well being and wellness, and he’s spoken out about latest rumors that declare he’s all however knocking on loss of life’s door.
For context, the Prince of Darkness dropped the shock announcement in January that his long-anticipated comeback tour (which has been within the works since 2019), was indefinitely postponed, as Osbourne cited spinal damage points making it not possible for him to carry out on stage with ease and luxury. Although he did specific the concept he’d like to get again on stage, some took his tour stoppage to imply he’s primarily a goner. To fight these rumors, he addressed his touring determination on his Sirius XM present Ozzy’s Boneyard, giving co-host Billy Morrison a hilariously frank replace with a few F-bombs thrown within the combine.
Billy Morrison humorously chimed in to say that Ozzy was on “the identical pair of legs he’s had since I’ve recognized him.” Which is to say, the bat-chomping metalhead isn’t going wherever for some time but, even when rumors are prematurely placing him six ft underneath. He hasn’t even lived by Hollywood going arduous on growing a Black Sabbath biopic but.
In probably the most nuanced of senses, it’s maybe comprehensible why followers would fall into hyperbolic doomsaying the place Ozzy Osbourne’s well being is worried, because the former actuality star has been on the coronary heart of recurring medical issues and conditions lately, whereas reportedly having fun with sober life beginning round 2013-2014. Again in February 2019, the musician was hospitalized over problems from pneumonia, even spending a while in ICU. Whereas nonetheless recovering from that illness, Osbourne sustained crucial accidents after falling in his house, which might go on to tell his aforementioned determination to cease touring.
What’s extra, Ozzy Osbourne revealed in 2020 that he’d been recognized with Parkinson’s illness across the time of his fall and pneumonia disaster, which led to additional live performance delays on the time. None of it has weighed evenly on the Grammy winner, who says he would 100% get again into the touring grind to carry out for keen followers if it was one thing that appeared in any respect potential bodily. In his phrases:
Plus, even when he wakened tomorrow and all of a sudden felt higher than he had in 20 years, Osbourne factors out that it will then nonetheless take one other six months for all of the planning and offers to be labored out behind the scenes, so it will nonetheless be a slog of a look forward to potential concert-goers.
In fact, anybody who really thinks Ozzy Osbourne is dying was doubtless shocked by seeing him pop up in one in every of this 12 months’s huge Tremendous Bowl commercials. He joined KISS’ Paul Stanley, Gary Clark Jr, Joan Jett and Billy Idol (whom Billy Morrison used to play guitar for) in a enjoyable advert for Workday, which will be seen under.
Ozzy additionally popped up in an advert for PlayStation’s VR2 headset, which was simply unveiled this week. Fairly arduous to enter digital actuality in case you’re lifeless. Or, on the very least, it’s arduous to do it effectively.
So for now, nobody wants to fret about Ozzy Osbourne becoming a member of that huge goth masquerade celebration within the sky. Or regardless of the appropriate equal could be for the Trolls 2 voice actor. Within the meantime, he’s nonetheless placing out music and music movies, so there’s a slight probability he’ll be capable of deal with some stay performances remotely for followers to stream.