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Ozzy Osbourne broke his silence and thanked his fans for “their thoughts, prayers and well wishes” in his first statement after the “major surgery” he had on Monday afternoon.
“I’m home from the hospital now and recovering well,” the 73-year-old musician tweeted to his millions of followers on Wednesday.
“I definitely feel the love and support from all of my fans and I send a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery.”
Ozzy Osbourne recovering at home after ‘major surgery’ The musician was pictured in 2014. (Ilya S. Savenok)
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The family hasn’t spoken publicly about the medical procedure Ozzy underwent, but Sharon admitted that Ozzy “felt good” about 30 minutes before her husband posted online.
Sharon also included a classic throwback shot of Ozzy standing at the mic ready to belt out one of his hits.
“Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support that led to Ozzy’s surgery,” she tweeted Tuesday afternoon, the day after the procedure.
“Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery. Your love means the world to him,” she added with a praying hands emoji.
Sharon, who will release a four-part documentary series on abandonment culture later this year, indicated that last week Ozzy was involved in a challenging situation and would require difficult surgery. She immediately flew back to the West Coast from London to be by his side.
“He has major surgery on Monday and I have to be there,” she told her TalkTV colleagues last week. “It’s really going to define the rest of his life.”
A report has since surfaced saying the procedure involved removing and realigning pins in his neck and back. “Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery as you get older is difficult,” a source told Page Six.
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“That’s pretty big. He has realigned the pins in his neck and back since he had a fall in 2019.”
“He’s been in a lot of pain,” the source noted of Ozzy’s recent physical condition, and will also require a “lengthy recovery” with around-the-clock care from a nurse at home.
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Gregg DeGuire)
Ozzy’s back problems likely stem from a 2003 4×4 collision in which he overturned his quad bike while cruising around his London property.
He had to undergo emergency surgery for “a broken collarbone, eight fractured ribs that pinched important blood vessels, and damaged vertebrae in his neck.”
“I’m just waiting for another 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’m a little better, but not nearly as much as I would like to be able to get back on the road.”
When asked if he’s ever thought about his own mortality, Ozzy said he’s optimistic about his future as he looks back on the past.
“I did pretty well at f—ing 73,” he said. “I have no plans to go anywhere, but my time will come.”
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Tracy Wright is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.