John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor and television personality. He rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which he adopted the nickname "The Prince of Darkness".
Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but he went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions.
Ozzy Osbourne has said he was in so much pain while recovering from spine surgery, that he believed he was going to die. The Black Sabbath frontman, 71, added that he thought his family were hiding the fact he was dying from him.Ozzy has had multiple hospitalisations over the years, including neck surgery, enduring the flu and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.The singer said he was enduring so much pain during his recovery that he was sure he was going to die and his wife Sharon.