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'Did it all wrong!' Ozzy Osbourne on 'nightmare' surgery leaving him unable to lift head
Ozzy Osbourne, 73, has had several health problems in recent years after he suffered from a fall in 2019, resulting in him undergoing multiple spinal surgeries.The Black Sabbath frontman has now opened up to Zane Lowe about his "nightmare" surgery that left him suffering even more than he was prior to the operation.Ozzy was joined by his wife Sharon Osbourne as he spoke candidly to Zane about his life in recent years and his music return.Zane asked: "If you don’t mind me asking, how was surgery? You look fantastic and you sound fantastic."Ozzy began in response: "Well, I’m somewhat better but it’s gonna take a while for me to get my balance back, I can only just do the best I can."Former X Factor judge Sharon chimed in, stating that her husband was in a really "bad" way before the pandemic hit in 2020.Ozzy continued: "We found out that the first f*****g surgeon did it all wrong anyway!"So when I was having physical therapy, it was ripping muscle with the things I had stuck in my neck."Sharon explained further that the surgeon had performed "a really excessive operation that he didn’t need".She continued: "He went in and took things out and put two big metal plates with screws and the body rejected them."And he couldn’t lift his head up.The screws in the plates were coming loose and as they were working loose, there was debris from bones and muscle and it was caught under his spinal cord."Elaborating on his recovery and plans, Ozzy added: "It's slow, but I will get back on stage if it f*****g kills me!"Ozzy has been making his gradual return to the stage as he performed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, returning to the city of his birth.The increasingly frail star, who closed the event with his unexpected
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Tony Iommi explains Geezer Butler’s absence from Commonwealth Games performance
Tony Iommi has addressed Geezer Butler’s absence from Black Sabbath‘s mini reunion at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Birmingham.Last Monday (August 8) saw Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne take to the stage in their home city to perform Sabbath’s classic single ‘Paranoid’ alongside drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman.“I love you, Birmingham – it’s good to be back!” Osbourne told the crowd at the Alexander Stadium.During a recent interview with Birmingham Live, Iommi was asked why the pair’s former bandmate Butler didn’t make an appearance.“I don’t think he wanted to come over as he hadn’t been well with COVID,” he told the outlet.“He’d been on holiday to Kenya and to Italy and had had an accident on a boat, cracking or breaking a rib about three weeks ago, so he was not quite in fine fettle to come over to play.”The musician continued: “It’s a shame because we’d talked for a long time about the possibility of playing at the Commonwealth Games.”Iommi went on to say that he was surprised Osbourne was well enough to participate in the show after recently undergoing major surgery and experiencing various health setbacks.“I never thought that Ozzy would be able to come and perform at the Commonwealth Games because of his operation,” he explained.
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Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘sensational’ surprise performance at Commonwealth Games stuns fans after star’s health issues
Ozzy Osbourne made a surprise appearance onstage in his home city of Birmingham to close out the 2022 Commonwealth Games and was met with a rapturous reception.The Aston-born musician, 73, was joined by members of his band Black Sabbath, including guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman for the explosive performance.Fireworks were set off and crowds cheered as they launched into their hit song Paranoid as part of a celebration of the musical heritage of the West Midlands, during which the singer proudly proclaimed: ‘Birmingham forever!’The ceremony, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, also saw performances from artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter, Jorja Smith and Laura Mvula, giving a special Peaky Binders-themed performance.However, fans were most enthralled by Ozzy’s fiery performance and flawless vocals, considering the health battles he has fought of late.The metal icon, who has Parkinson’s disease, had been keeping a low profile recently after undergoing an operation in June that would ‘determine his life’, but was spotted in a rare appearance in London on Friday alongside his wife Sharon and daughter Kelly.What a way to send off #B2022 ð¤©ð And what a headline performance from Ozzy Osbourne!What was your favourite part? #BBCCWGThe 73-year-old recently said that it was a ‘slow climb back’ after the surgery.However, none of that slowness seemed to be in evidence as he lead Black Sabbath in a rousing performance.‘Great to see Ozzy looking and singing so well after recent health scares,’ enthused one fan, adding: ‘Still holding onto those tickets for next year’s UK tour.’‘No way is Ozzy Osbourne at the commonwealth games what a
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Ozzy Osbourne reunites with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on new track ‘Degradation Rules’
Ozzy Osbourne has reunited with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on new track ‘Degradation Rules’ – check it out below.Iommi lends guitar to the track over blasts of harmonica, making the song reminiscent of Black Sabbath’s ‘The Wizard.’The song was first teased on social media earlier this week (July 20), with Osbourne sharing a brief animated clip that included an audio snippet from the heavy single.A kaleidoscope of skulls opens onto what looks to be a church window framed by thorns and roses. A foreboding guitar makes way for a wailing harmonica, delivered alongside the caption: “New Song on Friday!”The single is the second preview of Osbourne’s upcoming new album, ‘Patient Number 9’.Check out the new song here:Set to be released on September 3, Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album ‘Patient Number 9’ will include contributions from the likes Eric Clapton, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) who, along with late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, provided some session work for the album’s title track, which dropped last month.Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hit Chili Peppers, will also appear on the album, having last worked with Osbourne on the latter’s 2020 album ‘Ordinary Man’.The ‘Patient Number 9’ title track featured a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
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Duran Duran and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to perform at 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
Duran Duran and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are set to open the 2022 Commonwealth Games next week.Both acts will perform in their home city at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for the opening ceremony next Thursday (July 28).Peaky Blinders director Steven Knight will also executive produce the event, which will be broadcast live on the BBC.“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is a momentous event for the great city of Birmingham,” said frontman Simon Le Bon in a statement. “And we in Duran Duran are honoured to be a part of it in our home town.”“We are so proud to be returning to our home town to close the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony,” wrote drummer Roger Taylor on Twitter.“We are so proud to be returning to our home town to close the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.” – Roger TaylorDuran Duran join @birminghamcg22 for unforgettable Opening Ceremony – tickets avail but selling fast- visit https://t.co/dNyWW8V8xc for details! pic.twitter.com/jnqA5Syppn— Duran Duran (@duranduran) July 20, 2022Also on the night, Iommi and saxophonist Soweto Kinch will lead a dream sequence entitled ‘Hear My Voice’, based on the title track from 2020 film Trial Of The Chicago Seven, re-imagined by Birmingham-born R&B vocalists Indigo Marshall and Gambimi.Mezzo-soprano Samantha Oxborough, a graduate of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, will also perform the national anthem with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) on the night.
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Jimmy Page says he refused to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s new album
Jimmy Page has explained why he has refused to appear on Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album.It comes after the Black Sabbath legend confirmed that he’d finished the follow up to his 2020 LP ‘Ordinary Man’ earlier this week.Sharing a photo on social media, Osbourne said “I’m so happy to let everyone know that I finished my new album this week and delivered it to my label Epic Records.”“I’ll be sharing all the information about the album and its upcoming release with you in the next several weeks,” he added.A post shared by Ozzy Osbourne (@ozzyosbourne)Last December, Osbourne’s producer and guitarist Andrew Watt said that Robert Trujillo (Metallica) featured on bass on the album, with the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) sharing drumming duties.Smith has also recently confirmed that Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Eric Clapton, Josh Homme and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also feature. He claims Osbourne also tried to get Page to contribute but said “I don’t think he plays anymore”.But the Led Zeppelin legend has now explained that he refused to appear on the album because he was too busy working on his own projects.“There’s various things I’m working towards,” Page told Classic Rock.
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