The family hasn’t publicly shared the medical procedure Ozzy had to undergo, but Sharon indicated it would be a difficult surgery, and she was flying back to the West Coast to be by his side.
“He has a major operation on Monday, and I have to be there,” she told her fellow TalkTV panelists last week. “It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.”
A report has since surfaced stating that the procedure was to remove and realign pins in his neck and back. “Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult,” a source told Page Six. “This is quite major. He’s having the pins in his neck and back realigned from when he had a fall back in 2019.”
On Monday, both Sharon and Kelly wore protective face masks as they entered the hospital to see the Black Sabbath frontman, with Sharon wheeling luggage behind her while also carrying an oversized purse.
Kelly, 37, is currently pregnant with her first child with musician boyfriend Sid Wilson of SlipKnot.
“He’s been in a lot of pain,” the source noted of Ozzy’s physical condition as of late.
The “Prince of Darkness” will also reportedly require a “lengthy amount of convalescence” with a round-the-clock care provided by a nurse at home.
Ozzy’s back problems likely stem from the all-terrain vehicle collision in 2003 where he flipped his quad while riding around his property in London.
He had to undergo emergency surgery for “a broken collarbone, eight fractured ribs that were pinching crucial blood vessels and damaged vertebrae in his neck.”
“I’m just waiting on some more surgery on my neck,” he told Classic Rock magazine in May. “I can’t walk properly these days. 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.”
When asked if he ever thought about his own mortality, Ozzy said he felt optimistic about his future as he looked back on the past.
“At f—ing 73, I’ve done pretty well,” he said. “I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time’s going to come.”