Ozzy Osbourne makes surprise appearance in first performance since 'life-altering' surgery

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By Asiya Ali

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Ozzy Osborne has returned to the main stage after undergoing a "life-altering" surgery nearly two months ago.

The 73-year-old rocker performed at the grand finale for the 2022 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, on August 8.

The musician - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2019 - reunited alongside his former Black Sabbath members guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and bassist Adam Wakeman.

The 'Crazy Train' hitmaker was seen rocking out on stage with the band as they played their 1970s hit 'Paranoid' in front of his hometown - who were delighted to see the star.

Check out Ozzy's performance below:
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Wrapping up the short performance, the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness said: "Thank you, good night, you are the best, God bless you all - Birmingham forever."

After the explosive performance, the musician's son, Jack Osbourne, 36, shared a special snap of his dad on stage on Instagram, writing: "Dad and @tonyiommi closed out the #commonwealthgames2022 tonight."

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His wife, 69-year-old Sharon Osbourne, was also thrilled to see him doing what he loves again and posted a lovely photo of her holding her husband's hand backstage and another snap of the couple with their daughter Kelly Osborne.

"He's back," the doting wife wrote on her Instagram Stories.

The 'War Pigs' singer was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon described as "a major operation" that would "determine the rest of his life".

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Two days later, Osborne wrote on social media that he was "home from the hospital recuperating comfortably" and expressed his gratitude for all the well-wishes.

"I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans," he tweeted, "and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during my recovery."

While this was the rockstar's first performance since his procedure, it wasn't his first public appearance. Last month, he made his Comic-Con debut in San Diego, California, and spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the moment.

"It's great, it's great," He said. "I like to see people, you know. That's been the hardest thing over the past three years because I've been trying to recover from my surgery. I'm getting there. It's a slow climb back, you know?"

The celebrity couple didn't share the exact reason for the surgery, however, Osborne revealed to Classic Rock in May that he was "waiting on some more surgery" on his neck - possibly linked to the sustained damage from a quad biking accident in 2003.

"I can't walk properly these days," he disclosed. "I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Ozzy Osbourne makes surprise appearance in first performance since 'life-altering' surgery

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Ozzy Osborne has returned to the main stage after undergoing a "life-altering" surgery nearly two months ago.

The 73-year-old rocker performed at the grand finale for the 2022 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, on August 8.

The musician - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2019 - reunited alongside his former Black Sabbath members guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and bassist Adam Wakeman.

The 'Crazy Train' hitmaker was seen rocking out on stage with the band as they played their 1970s hit 'Paranoid' in front of his hometown - who were delighted to see the star.

Check out Ozzy's performance below:
[[youtubwidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_fDxHoxE6E]]

Wrapping up the short performance, the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness said: "Thank you, good night, you are the best, God bless you all - Birmingham forever."

After the explosive performance, the musician's son, Jack Osbourne, 36, shared a special snap of his dad on stage on Instagram, writing: "Dad and @tonyiommi closed out the #commonwealthgames2022 tonight."

size-large wp-image-1263164577
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

His wife, 69-year-old Sharon Osbourne, was also thrilled to see him doing what he loves again and posted a lovely photo of her holding her husband's hand backstage and another snap of the couple with their daughter Kelly Osborne.

"He's back," the doting wife wrote on her Instagram Stories.

The 'War Pigs' singer was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon described as "a major operation" that would "determine the rest of his life".

size-large wp-image-1263164578
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Two days later, Osborne wrote on social media that he was "home from the hospital recuperating comfortably" and expressed his gratitude for all the well-wishes.

"I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans," he tweeted, "and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during my recovery."

While this was the rockstar's first performance since his procedure, it wasn't his first public appearance. Last month, he made his Comic-Con debut in San Diego, California, and spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the moment.

"It's great, it's great," He said. "I like to see people, you know. That's been the hardest thing over the past three years because I've been trying to recover from my surgery. I'm getting there. It's a slow climb back, you know?"

The celebrity couple didn't share the exact reason for the surgery, however, Osborne revealed to Classic Rock in May that he was "waiting on some more surgery" on his neck - possibly linked to the sustained damage from a quad biking accident in 2003.

"I can't walk properly these days," he disclosed. "I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy