Back in February, Ozzy Osbourne released Ordinary Man, his first solo album in a decade. It arrived amid the metal icon’s numerous health issues, including battling Parkinson’s disease and sustaining serious injuries after a fall in his home – all of which forced him to cancel scheduled touring dates both in America and here in Australia.
Now, Ozzy is recovering well, “getting stronger every day”, and is already at work on his next album, according to wife Sharon. While appearing on Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, Sharon said Ozzy was “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.”
Sharon also confirmed the Black Sabbath frontman was working on another solo record with Ordinary Man producer Andrew Watt. “You can’t stop him. He’s doing it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she went on to say it’s unclear whether Osbourne will be able to complete a full tour once COVID restrictions are lifted. “Ozzy says that as far as performing goes, he has to end it his way.”
“It was his farewell tour that he was on [prior to his injuries], but he still had a year to do of that tour. The accident stopped it all. But he said it’s not going to end just like that, it’s gonna end his way. He’s going to go back out, even if it’s just one huge show to say goodbye.”
You can watch Sharon’s episode of the podcast below.