Ozzy Osbourne is “on the road to recovery” following surgery earlier this week, according to wife Sharon Osbourne.
In a message on social media, she wrote: “Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy’s surgery! Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him.”
Ozzy was pictured leaving hospital in Los Angeles in a wheelchair, but was able to stand and climb into a waiting car.
Sharon and the Osbourne family have not publicly detailed the surgery, but Sharon said it was “really going to determine the rest of his life”.
In May, the rock star said he was waiting on a procedure for his neck, following a fall in 2019 that exacerbated an earlier quad biking injury. “I can’t walk properly these days,” he told Classic Rock magazine. “I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”
Ozzy is hoping to eventually mount a tour he first announced in 2017, but which has been postponed numerous times due to ill health and also Covid restrictions. In November, he announced the UK and European dates would now begin in May 2023.