Ozzy Osbourne spoke candidly in a new interview about his health, which has seen more than its share of setbacks in recent years.

In an interview with U.K’s Express, the Prince of Darkness said, “When I was about 69 and a half I thought to myself, ‘One day, I wonder when I will start to feel like an old guy?’ F— me, when I became 70, I had the f—ing thumb thing. It has been one nightmare after another.”

Ozzy really isn’t exaggerating. All of his health issues really started to snowball in October 2018 when he had to cancel his then remaining North American tour dates on his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour due to needing hand surgery to treat three staph infections in his right hand.

Things only got worse. In January 2019, Osbourne was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection that resulted in the postponement of the entire European leg of “No More Tours 2.” The infection developed into pneumonia that landed Osbourne in the ICU in February 2019 which led to him postponing tour legs in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

In April 2019, all of Ozzy’s remaining tour dates that year were postponed following spine and neck surgery after he fell in his home in Los Angeles and aggravated old injuries he sustained from his 2003 ATV accident that nearly ended his life. The fall was so bad at one point doctors thought Ozzy would never walk again.

After all of that, Ozzy would then go public in January 2020 about his years-long battle with Parkinson's disease.

In September 2021, wife/manager Sharon Osbourne revealed Ozzy was undergoing corrective surgery for neck and spine injuries he sustained following a fall in his home in 2019.

Express would go on to quote Ozzy from another recent interview where he mentioned, “I still have not got the balance. I may have to have another surgery before the end of the year. My legs are f—ed. I am stumbling around my house. People keep saying, ‘Ozzy give it time’, but how much f—ing time have I got to give it?”

He would add, “I have physical therapy every morning, three days a week.  I am trying the best I can, but my stamina has gone.”

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