Ozzy Osbourne is set to open up about his health battle almost one year after experiencing a life-changing fall at his LA home.
The Black Sabbath frontman will appear on Good Morning America on Wednesday to give fans an update into his recovery, which began after 15 metal rods were inserted into his spine following the accident in April 2019.
“It’s the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life,” the 71-year-old told journalist Robin Roberts in a promo clip.
“When I had the fall it was pitch black, I went to the bathroom and I fell. I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm,” he recalled, as wife Sharon Osbourne was sat next to him during the interview. “Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that it was all downhill.”
The shock incident left the rocker hospitalised and forced to cancel all 2019 dates of his solo tour. The tour was already in shambles as Osbourne was also battling pneumonia prior to his accident.
“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates,” he wrote in a statement on Facebook last April. “Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”
However, he experienced another setback in his recovery late last year, with the star once again rescheduling his proposed February 2020 return.
“As you probably know or you may not know, at the beginning of this year I had a bad fall,” he said in a video posted to Twitter in October. “I just screwed all the vertebrae in my neck and I had to have surgery. So I’ve got more nuts and bolts in my neck now than my car.
“I’m not dying,” Osbourne assured. “I am recovering, it’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would. I’m bored stiff of being stuck on a f—ing bed all day.
“I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again but you’re just going to have to be a bit more patient. I postponed my European tour because I’m not ready. I’m not retiring. Still got gigs to do,” he added. “When I do come back on the American tour I want to be 100 percent ready to come out and knock your f–king socks off.”