Ozzy Osbourne, the rock icon, is facing health challenges but was recently seen in a cheerful mood during a walk in Los Angeles without needing his cane.
This sighting happened last week, a couple of months after the musician called off his upcoming Europe and UK concert dates and announced his retirement from touring due to his deteriorating health.
In early February, the Black Sabbath vocalist shared the difficult news with his devoted fans, explaining that he had experienced a serious accident four years prior that resulted in spinal damage. Despite his health struggles, Osbourne appears to be maintaining a positive attitude and enjoying his time outdoors.
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“My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage,” he continued. “My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
He continued: “I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held on to your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required.
“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way.
“My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.“
Con energía y lleno de fuerza, así sale a caminar Ozzy Osbourne ya sin bastón preparándose para regresar a los escenarios en octubre como parte de Power Trip pic.twitter.com/BAZYtPiL5s
— Indie 505 (@Indie5051) April 18, 2023
Seeing Ozzy Osbourne out and about in Los Angeles, last Thursday might have provided some comfort to worried fans. The 74-year-old rock star was accompanied by a carer but managed to walk without the assistance of his cane, which has been a common sight lately. According to Metro, Osbourne appeared to be in good spirits, even stopping to smell wildflowers during his outing.
Many observers noted the absence of his cane, a detail that could be seen as a positive sign given the health struggles that have made headlines in recent years. Despite the ongoing concerns about his well-being, Osbourne has even felt compelled to release a statement assuring his fans that he is not dying.
Osbourne revealed in 2020 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This announcement followed a series of health issues, including a performance on New Year’s Eve 2019, after which he experienced a severe fall that necessitated surgery. Soon after, Osbourne was hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection, and in February 2020, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife, clarified that he has PRKN 2, a specific type of Parkinson’s. She emphasized that while the disease impacts certain nerves in the body, it is not a death sentence, offering a more hopeful outlook on her husband’s condition.
Ozzy Osbourne is undoubtedly a music legend, and fans like you hope that he continues to thrive and engage in creative pursuits for many years to come.
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