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Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a number of neck and spine issues after falling in his home in 2019. Now, the Prince of Darkness is opening up about the entire process.

Speaking to U.K.’s The Sun, Ozzy touched on having neck and spine surgery in 2019 that was, more or less, botched. He said, “I was told, ‘You’ve got a good chance of being paralyzed for the rest of your life.’ You just don’t expect the surgeon to be a f—ing butcher. I was left in agony.”

Fortunately, he went through a new doctor for his most recent neck and spine surgery this June. The results have been much better.

“Thank God I found the right surgeon who knows how to deal with spinal problems,” said Ozzy. “He had to cut nerves and you have to take f–ing nerve-pain pills, but I am getting better. I go forward two inches and back one, but I’m doing it.”

As for how his Parkinson’s disease factors into all of his neck and spine issues, Ozzy had another positive update.

“I don’t shake at all,” he said. “My Parkinson’s doctor says, ‘I’ve got to tell you something, I’ve seen all kinds of Parkinson’s but yours is the mildest ever’. I don’t even know how anyone worked out I had it in the first place.”

Ozzy took a massive first step towards performing regularly again with a surprise appearance with Tony Iommi during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

“Standing on stage in Birmingham, my hometown, playing live, it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Ozzy. “It’s been breaking Sharon’s heart to see me like this, but I will get back on tour if it f—ing kills me.”

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