During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Ozzy Osbourne discussed his new album “Patient Number 9“ (out September 9), his performance at the Commonwealth Games in Brimingham, England, and more. Notably, the frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, also confirmed that he is still hoping to return to the road next summer.
Osbourne said the following about playing live shows:
“I’ve just got to get back into a rhythm again. My balance is all fucked up, but I’ve got to keep going. I mean, I’ll probably always have a limp. But I don’t mind, as long as I can fuckin’ walk around without falling on my head. I have a goal: that next summer I will be onstage. If I put every effort into it and I still can’t, at least I can’t say that I haven’t tried.”
He also added:
“I am going to put 110 per cent into getting myself out there. Time is my most valuable asset now. I’m 73. I don’t think that I’ll be here in another 25 years. I’ve got a goal: the goal is to get back onstage. I had my last surgery in June, I can’t have any more. So whatever I make of it is entirely up to me now. Even if I manage one show, then fall over, [I’ll have done it]. But I know that I’m going to carry on. I know I can beat it. I know that I can get back onstage. It’s just that I’ve got to get off my butt and go for it.”
Osbourne is currently scheduled to perform during halftime at tomorrow’s (September 8) Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills game in Inglewood, CA.