Monday, January 27, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne hopes to resume farewell tour

Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne at the 2020 Grammy Awards

Ozzy Osbourne says he hopes to resume his farewell tour as he continues to face health challenges after a difficult 2019 that saw pneumonia, neck surgery and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

"This last year has been hell for me," Ozzy told CBS-TV’s Grammy Red Carpet Live broadcast on Sunday, alongside his daughter Kelly. “I've had surgery on my neck. I've announced to the world that I've got Parkinson's. It's been one rock 'n' roll year for me.”

The legendary rocker reveals that he is working hard to get healthy so that he can return to the road.

"If I'm well enough, I'll work towards it," he said. "I'm having physical therapy every day, five days a week. I'm trying, doing the best I can. Neck surgery's not easy."

"Seeing how far Dad's come this year and how far he's come in the last week alone has just been incredible," added Kelly. "I think coming out and telling his truth has been a weight lifted off of his shoulders. And even like his physical therapist is saying how far you have moved forward in this last week is insane."

Osbourne was among the presenters at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The singer will release his first album in a decade, “Ordinary Man”, on February 21; he is scheduled to return to live action for rescheduled concert dates starting May 27 in Atlanta, GA.

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