A&E Announce “Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne” Special

The new Ozzy Osbourne documentary, “Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne,” will be airing on the A&E Network on September 7 at 9PM ET/PT. You can watch a preview of the film below:

The following description was posted on aetv.com:

“’Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne’ traces Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath and successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesmen and a loveable 21st century television dad. The two-hour documentary explores how Ozzy has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success.

As Ozzy turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance—including never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis.

The documentary, a selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more.”

Sharon Osbourne Says Ozzy Is “Doing Really Good” And Working On A New Album

It’s no secret that Ozzy Osbourne had a rough time last year. The singer battled pneumonia, had a fall that resulted in surgery, and got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Now, during an appearance on Steve-O‘s “Wild Ride!” podcast, Osbourne’s wife Sharon offered an update on his health saying that he is “doing really good” and that he is working on a new album with producer Andrew Watt.

Sharon said the following about Ozzy’s latest album and its follow-up:

“The album [‘Ordinary Man‘] was sensational. He’s starting his second album with Andrew Watt right now. And you can’t stop him. He’s doing it.”

She also added the following about his health:

“He’s doing good. He’s doing really, really good. He’s had a terrible, terrible injury. At one point, they thought he would never walk again, but he is — he’s walking and he’s doing great. He’s been hit by so much medically, but he’s doing good. He’s getting stronger every day.

Oh, God. I mean, to be hit with the spinal injury, and then what it had done was it kind of started off the Parkinson’s that he had the gene for but was never activated — he just had the gene. It’s like having the breast cancer gene but it never comes into fruition — it never gets alive. And he had the Parkinson’s gene and this accident just sparked it off. So he kind of had a double dose of everything. But he’s doing good.

It’s heartbreaking — it’s heartbreaking — to see this. He’s had this ride in his life, and then suddenly — boom! — you are floored. And to have your health taken away… No matter what you’ve got money-wise or anything in the world, [it’s something you] can’t fix.”

Sharon went on to say that Ozzy still hopes to return to the stage one day:

“Ozzy says that as far as performing goes, he has to end it his way. Because it was his farewell tour that he was on [before he had his accident], but he still had a year to do of that tour, and there were seats sold for the next year, but the accident stopped it all. But he said it’s not gonna end just like that — it’s gonna end his way. And he’s gonna go back out. And even if it’s just one huge show to say goodbye, he’s going to do it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy, Sharon, And Jack Osbourne To Star In New Travel Channel Series “The Osbournes Want To Believe”

Ozzy, Sharon, and Jack Osbourne will be staring in a new Travel Channel series called “The Osbournes Want To Believe.” According to Variety, the show will focus on Jack “trying to convince his parents of the veracity of shocking clips of purported paranormal activity.” This includes “footage of poltergeists, haunted dolls, UFOs and unidentifiable beasts.” The first episode of the series will air on August 2 at 10 p.m. EDT.

Ozzy Osbourne On His Recovery: “I’m Getting There Slowly But Surely”

It’s no secret that Ozzy Osbourne had a rough time last year. The singer battled pneumonia, had a fall that resulted in surgery, and got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Now, during an appearance on “The Talk”, Osbourne offered an update on his recovery, while discussing how he has been handling the coronavirus pandemic:

“It’s been good, actually. I’ve been recovering from a surgery I had last year. So I’ve never been at home this long in my whole career. So I’ve had a chance to see my wife’s side of the fence more than me being on the road. So it’s had its moments, I must confess.”

“I’m getting better. It’s a slow process, but I’m getting there slowly but surely.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Donating Portion Of Proceeds From Tour Merch To Keep Memory Alive

Ozzy Osbourne will be donating a portion of the proceeds from his tour merch to Keep Memory Alive. You can see what items the frontman has for sale HERE. Osbourne issued the following statement:

“I am pleased to be supporting Keep Memory Alive as part of national Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Keep Memory Alive funds essential support and educational programs for patients and their families and is committed to ensuring progress towards better treatments and ultimately a cure.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Donating Portion Of Proceeds From Past Tour Merch To The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research

Ozzy Osbourne will be donating 10% of the proceeds from his past tour merch to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. You can see what the frontman has for sale over at eBay.

Kelly Osbourne Says Ozzy Osbourne Has Made “Mind-Blowing” Progress After Stem-Cell Treatment

During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Kelly revealed that the frontman underwent a stem-cell treatment in Panama as he continues to battle Parkinson’s disease. She also added that the singer has went on to make “mind-blowing” progress since the treatment.

Kelly said the following:

“Seeing, after one treatment of stem cell, what has happened and the progress that he’s made is mind-blowing. He wants to get up. He wants to do things. He wants to be a part of the world again. He’s walking better. He’s talking better. His symptoms are lessening. He is building the muscle strength back that he needs after his spine surgery.”

She also added that Ozzy is finally feeling good, but he is now stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everything is starting to fall into place now, and it has given us so much hope. We are very grateful to the doctors that are helping him… He’s ready to get out of the house and now he can’t get out of the house. He keeps saying to me, ‘I’ve been on quarantine for almost two years, and now I’m feeling better and the world is on quarantine.'”

This news comes after Ozzy recently cancelled his trip to Switzerland to receive treatment.

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Trip To Switzerland For Specialized Treatment

Ozzy Osbourne was previously planning to go to Switzerland to receive specialized treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but the trip has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. His wife Sharon said the following about that on “The Talk”:

“We had to cancel our trip to Switzerland. We were meant to go on the 8th of April, but we had to cancel, for his treatment. We’re just hanging in, like everybody else, just trying to stay away and be quiet and just hold it in there. But I honestly find this such frightening times. I just think it’s a really, really frightening time to be alive. I’m not one of these people [who are], like, ‘Oh, I’m bonding with all these people,’ and, ‘This is amazing.’ I’m not that way. I cry every day when I watch the death toll go up and more and more people catch this virus and I’m just devastated by it. For me, I’m hearthbroken.”

[via Blabbermouth]