Ozzy Osbourne suggests he has roughly 10 years left to live
Never one to shy away from the various health struggles he has faced in recent years heavy metal hitmaker Ozzy Osbourne recently suggested that he may have only ten years left to live, as the Daily Caller reports.
According to the outlet, Osbourne's revelation came during a recent interview granted to Rolling Stone U.K. in which the rocker was characteristically candid about the challenges life has thrown at him of late.
Ten years to go?
Illustrative of his perception of his time left on Earth, Osbourne recounted an incident in which he informed his wife, Sharon, that he had indulged in a marijuana joint.
“What are you doing that for! It'll f**king kill you,” Mrs. Osbourne reportedly said in response.
Ozzy, in his inimitably direct manner, replied, “How long do you want me to f**king live for?!,” adding, “at best, I've got ten years left and when you're older time picks up speed!”
Among Osbourne's afflictions are a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease as well as a number of spinal issues – including the discovery of a tumor – which have resulted in chronic pain severe mobility issues for the 74-year-old music legend.
An end to touring
It was this past February that Osbourne was forced to officially retire from touring and to also cancel a slate of previously postponed shows due to persistent health woes and mobility challenges, as the Daily Mail reported at the time.
“This is probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to share with my loyal fans,” Osbourne wrote on Instagram, adding that, as much as he wished to return to the stage, “after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.”
He went on, “Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really F***S ME UP, more than you will ever know.”
Procedures take their toll
Last December, Osbourne detailed in radio interview just how difficult his surgical procedures had been on him, saying, “It is so f**king tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. This f***king surgery this guy did. F***king hell, you have no idea.” He continued:
The thing is, my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing is OK but I just can't f***ing walk much now.
In his most recent revelations to Rolling Stone, Osbourne admitted, “I thought I'd be up and running after the second and third [operations], but with the last one they put a f***king rod in my spine. They found a tumor in one of the vertebrae, so they had to dig all that out too. It's pretty rough, man, and my balance is all f***ed.”
Though Ozzy may believe he has a mere decade left to go, his legions of fans all over the world are assuredly wishing him not just greater longevity, but better health and improved mobility as well.