Ozzy Osbourne ‘Getting Stronger Every Day’ After Spinal Injury and Parkinson’s Diagnosis, Sharon Osbourne Says

Ozzy Osbourne had to cancel his latest tour due to a spinal injury he suffered from a fall. He then received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. The Prince of Darkness can’t be stopped, and his wife Sharon Osbourne confirms that Ozzy is making progress in recovery. He’s still recording and he may even perform again.

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Sharon Osbourne was a guest on the Wild Ride! with Steve-O podcast on July 16. She gave the host and Ozzy fan an update on her husband’s progress. Fortunately, it’s good news. 

Ozzy Osbourne can walk again 

Forget about performing on stage. Doctors were worried Ozzy Osbourne might not be able to walk again. So far, his recovery has already seen him regain mobility.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
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“He’s doing really, really good,” Sharon Osbourne said. “He’s had terrible, terrible injury. At one point they thought he would never walk again but he is: he’s walking, he’s doing great. He’s been hit by so much medically but he’s doing good, he is. He’s getting stronger every day.”

Ozzy Osbourne’s spinal injury activated his Parkinson’s gene

The Parkinson’s diagnosis seemed to come out of nowhere, but it was always lingering. Ozzy Osbourne had the gene for it, and the injury activated it. 

“Oh God, I mean, to be hit with the spinal injury and then what it had done was it kind of started off the Parkinson’s that he had the gene for but was never activated,” Sharon Osbourne said. “He just had the gene. It’s like having the breast cancer gene but it never comes into fruition, it never gets alive. He had the Parkinson’s gene and this accident just sparked it off. So he kind of had a double dose of everything but he’s doing good.”

The health crisis was a moment of reflection for The Osbournes

Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne have weathered many public storms in their Hollywood lives. Ozzy’s medical diagnosis put things in perspective.

L-R: Sharon, Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne | FOX via Getty Images

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“It’s heartbreaking,” Sharon Osbourne said. “It’s heartbreaking to see this. He’s had this ride in his life and then suddenly boom, like you are floored. To have your health taken away, no matter what you’ve got, moneywise or anything in the world can’t fix.”

Look for more Ozzy Osbourne music

The injury and diagnosis didn’t stop Ozzy Osbourne from releasing the Ordinary Man album. He’s already starting to work on new music.

“The album was sensational,” Osbourne said. “He’s starting his second album with Andrew Watt right now. You can’t stop him. He’s doing it.” 

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Ticketholders waiting for Ozzy’s return to concerts have a little hope. Sharon believes Ozzy will do at least one more show, if not more.

“Ozzy says that he, as far as performing goes, he has to end it his way because it was his farewell tour that he was on,” she said. “He still had a year to do on that tour and there were seats sold for the next year but the accident stopped it all. He said it’s not going to end just like that. It’s going to end his way and he’s going to go back out and even if it’s just one huge show to say goodbye, he’s going to do it.”