Ozzy Osbourne Says 2019 Has Been "One Of The Most F*cked Up Years Of My Life"

Ozzy Osbourne discusses his year from hell

Ozzy Osbourne Says 2019 Has Been "One Of The Most F*cked Up Years Of My Life"

It's been quite the eventful year for Ozzy Osbourne. What should have been a lengthy jaunt around the world on his No More Tours II trek, the Prince Of Darkness was forced to cancel all dates in 2019 due to serious illness.

It was later revealed that Ozzy was in fact hospitalised earlier this year with pneumonia and while recovering at home, he fell and dislodged the metal rods he had inserted following his 2003 quad-bike accident. This, in turn, caused serious injuries to his back, neck and shoulders. It's fair to say the old Double O has been put through the ringer this year.

"It's been one of the most fucked-up years of my life. I broke my neck in January, I had pneumonia, I've had fucking blood clots – I’ve had everything this year," says Ozzy, speaking on his SiriusXM show Ozzy’s Boneyard.

“It’s been an eventful year, to say the least. I have been in such pain.

"I was doing the farewell tour and it was going great. I was singing better than I have in years and I was really happy. I went home for a short break and I got two staph infections in two of my fingers. God knows how that happened."

He continues: “That cleared up. Then I did the New Year's Eve show at the Forum in Los Angeles. That was the last gig I did, because the following February, I went for a bathroom break in the night and lost my footing and I hit the deck like a fucking ton of bricks.

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“A few years back, I had a quad bike accident. I'd done some damage there, but they just patched me up. For the last 10 years, I've been getting electric shocks down my right arm.

“So when I fell down just after New Year's Eve, it all caved in.”

Ozzy goes on to discuss what happened after he fell at home in the middle of the night.

“I was lying there and I said, ‘Well, you've fucking done it.’ Sharon goes, ‘What are you doing?' It was two in the morning.

“I said, 'I think I broke my neck.' She goes, ‘Oh, go and get back in bed.’ I said, ‘No, darling – phone an ambulance.’"

The postponed No More Tours II shows have been rescheduled for 2020, with the UK and European leg taking place in from January to March – get your tickets here.

Ozzy Osbourne UK and Europe tour 2020


31 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena


2 Dublin, IE 3Arena
5 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
7 Newcastle, UK Utilita Arena
10 London, UK The O2
12 Glasgow, UK SSE Hyrdo
14 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
17 Dortmund, DE Westfalenhalle
20 Helsinki, FI Hartwell Arena
22 Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
24 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
26 Vienna, AT Stadhalle
29 Prague, CZ O2 Arena


3 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
5 Munich, DE Olympianhalle
7 Mannheim, DE SAP Arena
10 Bologna, ITL Unipol Arena
13 Madrid, ES Wizink Arena
16 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion

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