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Ozzy Osbourne is ‘back’ and ‘feeling much better’, says Sharon Osbourne

The former Black Sabbath frontman had to retire from touring due to his ongoing health issues, but will make a one-off return for this October's Power Trip festival

By Emma Wilkes

Ozzy Osbourne on stage in 2011
The veteran rocker returned last week with 'Patient Number 9'. (Photo: Alberto Cabello/Wikimedia Commons)

Ozzy Osbourne is feeling “much better” amid his recent health struggles, according to his wife Sharon.

The update on the state of his health comes following the news that the former Black Sabbath frontman would be returning to the stage for the inaugural Power Trip Festival later this year. Due to be held in October at the same venue as Coachella, the metal festival will also play host to sets from AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden.

Ozzy recently had to retire from touring due to his long-existing health issues, prompting the cancellation of his repeatedly postponed ‘No More Tours 2’ run of shows. He damaged his spine after a fall at home in Los Angeles in 2019, for which he had to have neck surgery. He has also undergone several other operations since and revealed in 2020 that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease since 2003.

Now, Sharon has revealed that her husband’s health has been improving. During an appearance on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored this week, Sharon said: “He’s good. He’s doing so much better.” (via Blabbermouth).

Ozzy Osbourne press shot, 2022
Osbourne now has three solo Grammys. (Photo: Ross Halfin)

Sharon continued: “I think I told you about it the other night, but now it’s been announced; we can talk about it. He’s doing a show [on] October 6th in America. It’s at the Coachella site. It’s gonna be a great show: Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Ozzy…”

After Morgan said that “the rocker is still rocking”, Sharon responded: “He never stopped. He’s back.”

Ozzy has previously said that he could potentially tour again if he was given the all-clear by a doctor. “It would take another six months to get it together, you know?” he said last month in an interview on his Ozzy’s Boneyard SiriusXM show. “The only thing I’ve got that keeps me going is making records. But I can’t do that forever. I gotta get out there.”