Ozzy Osbourne comes home from hospital and ‘recovers comfortably’, thanks fans for ‘praying’ after surgery

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Ozzy Osbourne broke his silence in his first statement after “major surgery” on Monday afternoon and thanked his fans “for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes”.

“I’m home now comfortably recovered from the hospital,” the 73-year-old musician tweeted to his millions of followers on Wednesday.

“I do feel the love and support from all of my fans and would like to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes during my recovery.”

Ozzy Osbourne recuperating at home after ‘major surgery’. The musician was photographed in 2014.
(Ilya S. Savinock)

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The family has not publicly discussed the medical procedure Oz had to undergo, but Sharon admitted Oz was “feeling fine” about 30 minutes before her husband posted it online.

Sharon also includes a classic throwback shot of Ozzy standing in front of the microphone ready to sing one of his hits.

“Our family is so grateful for the tremendous amount of love and support Oz has given her surgery,” she tweeted Tuesday afternoon, the day after the surgery.

“Oz is doing well and is recovering. Your love means the world to him,” she added with the praying hands emoji.

Sharon, who will be releasing a four-part documentary series on cancellation culture later this year, said Ozzy was in a challenging situation last week that required a tough surgery. She immediately flew back to the West Coast from London to stay by his side.

“He had major surgery on Monday and I had to be there,” she told her TalkTV panelists last week. “It’s really going to define the rest of his life.”

A report has since surfaced that the procedure involved removing and readjusting pins on his neck and back. “Oz is 73 years old and when you get older, any kind of surgery is difficult,” a source told Page 6.

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“It’s important. The pins on his neck and back have been rearranged since the fall in 2019.”

“He’s been in pain,” the source said, pointing to Oz’s recent medical condition and also requiring a “prolonged recovery” from around-the-clock care provided by nurses at home.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne at Pre-Grammys Gala and Grammys Tribute to Industry Icon Sean's Tribute "dad" Combs at Beverly Hills, CA on January 25, 2020.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-Grammy Awards Gala and Grammy Tribute to Industry Icon Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, CA.
(Greg Dequier)

Ozzy’s back problems may have stemmed from an ATV crash in 2003, when he flipped his quad while riding around his London property.

He had to undergo emergency surgery for “a fractured collarbone, eight broken ribs, crushed critical blood vessels and damaged neck vertebrae”.

“I’m just waiting for more surgery on my neck,” he told classic rock May magazine. “I can’t walk normally these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I’m a little better, but nowhere near where I want to be back on the road.”

Asked if he had considered his own death, Oz said he was optimistic about his future when he looked back.

“At 73, I’m doing well,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere, But my time is almost up. “

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