Ozzy Osbourne is grateful after his “life-changing” surgery, which saw pins in his neck and back removed and realigned.
“I’m home from the hospital now and recovering well,” the former Black Sabbath frontman, 73, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.
“I definitely feel the love and support from all my fans and I send a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery,” he added.
Osbourne was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday, a day after he underwent “major surgery” that his wife Sharon Osbourne called “determining the rest of his life.”
In addition to suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Ozzy also suffers from neck injuries sustained in a 2003 quad bike accident. A fall in 2019 exacerbated the condition, after which 15 screws were put in his back.
Ozzy Osbourne is recovering “comfortably” after Monday’s surgery. WireImage
“I’m just waiting for another surgery on my neck,” the rock star told Classic Rock magazine last month of the unspecified surgery.
“I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning,” he explained at the time. “I’m doing a little better, but not nearly as well as I would like to be able to get back on the road.”
The rocker thanked his fans “for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes” on Instagram on Wednesday.BACKGRID
Page Six received exclusive footage of Ozzy being wheeled out of hospital on Tuesday with Sharon, 69, at his side. Despite the intensity of the procedure, the musician managed to get up and get into a black Range Rover under the guidance of a hospital attendant.
Osbourne’s “major surgery” involved removing and realigning pins in his neck and back.BACKGRID
A relieved Sharon took to social media to tell her followers that the prince of darkness was out of surgery, “he’s fine and on the road to recovery”.
“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, adding, “Your love means the world to him.”
His wife, Shanon Osbourne, told social media users Tuesday that Ozzy was “fine and on the mend.” BACK GRID
A source close to the family recently told Page Six that there would be a “lengthy recovery” following the surgery and that a nurse would be brought to their home to take care of the “No More Tears” singer.
Page Six has been told the musician’s recovery will be protracted. MovieMagic
“Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery as you get older is difficult,” the insider shared.
Ozzy and Sharon celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 4th.