Ozzy Osbourne ‘Determined’ to Tour Again E! News UK
Ozzy Osbourne is “determined” to tour again – even if it means being “boarded and rolled”.
The 73-year-old singer – who recently stepped away from the spotlight as he dealt with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and spinal problems – insists he will be back on stage for a series shows because that’s where he “belongs”.
He said: “I’m determined to get back on stage even if I have to be nailed to a board and rolling over it. Survival is my legacy.
“It’s my place. The relationship I have with my audience is the greatest love story of my life.”
Ozzy insists he feels “young at heart”, but knows he’s getting old because “things are going wrong”.
He added to PEOPLE, “It’s the one thing that reminds me of how old I am: things go wrong and don’t work anymore. But I still feel young at heart.”
Ozzy returned to the stage in the United States last week for a halftime performance at the Los Angeles Rams’ SoFi Stadium as they took on the Buffalo Bills in the NFL season opener.
The Black Sabbath star opened his performance with the song ‘Patient Number 9’, the titular track from his new solo studio album 13, and he was later joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde for the song ‘Crazy Train’.
It was Ozzy’s first performance in the United States since teaming up with Post Malone and Travis Scott to collaborate on their track “Take What You Want” at the 2019 American Music Awards, while not hasn’t played a full gig since 2018.
But he made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games last month in his hometown of Birmingham, England, to perform alongside fellow Sabbath legend Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and the bassist Adam Wakeman.
Ozzy – who was born in the Aston area of Birmingham – told the crowd: “Love you, Birmingham – it’s good to be back.”
The ‘Paranoid’ star took a fall at his Los Angeles home while battling pneumonia in 2019 and at one point found himself contemplating the worst.
He recently said: “It got so bad that at one point I thought, ‘Oh my God, please don’t let me wake up tomorrow morning. Because it was fucking agony.”
Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in February 2019, which he publicly revealed in January 2020.