Ozzy Osbourne discusses recent health procedure

Episode airs this week on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about a recent health procedure that he hopes to overcome sooner than later. On a new episode of Ozzy Speaks, airing on SiriusXM’s Ozzy Boneyard channel 38 tomorrow (Thurs, July 27th), Osbourne talks to host Billy Morrison about his ongoing health issues.

“I’m battling through it. For instance, last Monday I went to have a filter removed,” Osbourne shares. “When I had the blood clots in my leg, they put a filter in you after it to stop the blood clots from going to your heart and your brain. It sounds worse than it is. So on Monday, I went to have it removed and the blood clots have jammed you all up. It’s disappointment after disappointment, just get this fucking done so I can get on with my life…They put a thing down in my neck, straight down to my groin… They can’t find a vein on me, so [they had to put me out].”

Osbourne has been battling a barrage of health issues, including surgery from an injury he suffered after contracting pneumonia in 2019, a Parkinson’s diagnosis and other ailments. In January, Osbourne was forced to cancel the European and UK leg of his No More Tours 2 2023 and his retirement from touring due to his declining health.

Earlier this month, his health forced him to cancel an appearance at the inaugural Power Trip this fall. Osbourne was supposed to headline night two of the three day event alongside AC/DC in October at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. The festival is a three-day historic event set for October 6, 7 and 8 with Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden opening on Friday, October 6th and Metallica and Tool closing on Sunday, October 8th. Judas Priest is replacing Osbourne.

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed that the legendary group turned down an appearance at Power Trip, due to concerns over Ozzy’s health.

Despite his condition, he’s managed to pull several one-off appearances over the past year. His latest was in September during the halftime show for the Los Angeles Rams season opener at SoFi Stadium. Osbourne was joined by longtime band members Zakk Wylde and Tommy Clufetos, along with Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney and Patient Number 9 producer Andrew Watt for a medley of “Patient Number 9,” along with his legendary classic and popular sports anthem, “Crazy Train.” That performance was released in its entirety after NBC aired only 10 seconds on TV.

In August 2022, Osbourne reunited with Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi for a surprise performance during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Iommi began with a truncated version of Sabbath’s 1971 classic single, “Iron Man” before Osbourne rose from the stage and launched into “Paranoid.”

Elsewhere in the episode of Ozzy Speaks, Osbourne also discusses the Power Trip festival cancellation, reuniting with Black Sabbath to perform at Live Aid in 1985 and more.  The episode airs Thursday, July 27th at noon ET/9 am PT.

Buddy Iahn
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