Ozzy Osbourne has said he is planning to record another album and wants to tour again despite his health struggles.
The Black Sabbath frontman has been diagnosed with degenerative disease Parkinson’s and recently had major spinal surgery, and suggested earlier this year that he was retiring from touring altogether.
But he has now told Metal Hammer that his last op went well and that he’s “not in any pain any more”, and would like to get back out there.
“I’m getting myself fit," said Osbourne, 74.
"I’ve done two albums fairly recently, but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road.”
“I want to take my time with this one!”
Osbourne had to undergo surgery after hurting his neck and back in a fall at his Los Angeles home in 2019, which aggravated an old injury he’d sustained in a quad bike crash back in 2003.
And in 2020 he shared that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, which the NHS defines as “a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years”, and which can cause stiff muscles and involuntary shaking.
However, the star has made it clear many times that he is determined to get back on stage.
Sitting down with Apple Music's Zane Lowe last year, the rocker said his recovery was “slow”.
But he insisted: “I will get back on stage if it f****** kills me."
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