t's not looking as though Ozzy Osbourne will be making up his postponed 2020 tour anytime soon.
Appearing on his Ozzy's Boneyard channel on SiriusXM, he says, "It is so tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it.
“This surgery this guy did. Hell, you have no idea.
“The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t walk much now.”
“I can’t begin to tell you how frustrating life has become.
“It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life. When I was a downbeat drunken drug addict I would not be out this long.
“It is just as frustrating as [hell]."
Ozzy underwent surgery in June to to remove and realign pins in his neck and back that were inserted following a fall in his bedroom in 2019 in which he struck his head on his nightstand and bedpost.
“That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down. So I thought, 'Hell, I have got to have it done.'”
Ozzy's last performance was on September 8th during halftime of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams game in L.A. He did "Patient Number 9" and "Crazy Train."
Ozzy does have some good news this Christmas season. He has just achieved his first-ever back-to-back number-one rock radio singles from his new album, Patient Number 9.
"One of Those Days," featuring Eric Clapton, hit the top spot the Mediabase rock radio chart. It follows the album’s first single and title track, “Patient Number 9,” featuring Jeff Beck, which was released earlier this year.
“I’m overwhelmed by the response that this album has had from everyone," says Ozzy. "I’m just blown away!”
Last month, Patient Number 9 earned four Grammy nominations, the most he's ever received for a single album. They are for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Patient Number 9”; Best Metal Performance for “Degradation Rules”; and Best Rock Album.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out on February 5th at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The show will be televised on CBS and streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET.