Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Ozzy Osbourne has a priority on his list before hitting the road for more concerts: he wants to create an entirely new album. In a recent update, the rock icon shared that he has recently undergone a successful spinal surgery and is aiming to release a new solo album in 2024. This aspiration is coupled with his desire for a subsequent return to the live stage, a plan that has faced multiple setbacks in recent years due to his health.
“Are you eager to witness Ozzy back on tour?” Ozzy Osbourne shared in an interview with Metal Hammer (September 26), “I’ve undergone all the necessary surgeries, thank God. I’m feeling alright. It was a prolonged process. I had hoped to be back on my feet months ago; it’s just been challenging to adjust to this way of life, always dealing with health issues.”
He mentions that he still can’t walk normally at this point. However, he is grateful to report that he is “no longer experiencing any pain,” and he expresses satisfaction with the success of his spinal surgery.
Detailing his upcoming plans, Osbourne elaborates, “I’m working on getting myself in shape. I’ve released two albums fairly recently [2020’s ‘Ordinary Man’ and 2022’s ‘Patient Number 9’], but I have a desire to create one more album before hitting the road again.”
Just two weeks ago, during an episode of The Osbournes Podcast, the 72-year-old singer disclosed his most recent surgery. This marked his fourth, and it appears to be the final surgery stemming from a fall in 2019, which aggravated injuries he had sustained in a 2003 ATV accident.
During the podcast episode, Ozzy was joined by his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, as well as his son Jack Osbourne and daughter Kelly Osbourne, all of whom had appeared alongside him in the original The Osbournes reality TV series. They discussed the recent surgery with the singer.
Since his last tour in 2018, Ozzy has only performed at live events twice. Numerous cancellations have surrounded the planned extensions of his “No More Tours II” tour since 2019, with the latest occurring in July when he withdrew from the Power Trip Festival set for the fall.
In February, Ozzy had dropped out of a tour with Judas Priest and had suggested that his touring days might have come to an end, citing difficulties walking due to neck issues. He had provided an earlier update earlier this summer.