PUBLISHED: 18:41, Sat, Aug 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:49, Sat, Aug 1, 2020
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, 71, has admitted he thought he was dying after suffering a fall, undergoing neck surgery and being hospitalised for the flu last year. The singer, who has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, explained he was in so much pain following his surgery that he was worried he was coming towards the end of his life and his family was hiding it from him.
Ozzy recalled asking his wife Sharon Osbourne, 67, to “level with him” at the time, due to his fears and said he was very aware that “spine surgery is bad news”.
During a candid interview with SiriusXM, the musician said: "I'm not back to 100 percent. I'm about 75 percent there, but it's such a slow recovery.
"Spine surgery is bad news, man. I've been in such a bad state with pain; I'm still having a lot of pain."
He continued: "There was a point I was convinced that I was dying.
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Ozzy Osbourne addresses ‘bad news’ amid Parkinson’s battle as he opens up on death fears (Image: GETTY)
Ozzy Osbourne feared he was dying and his family were hiding it from him (Image: GETTY)
"I was in that much discomfort and pain and misery. I thought they were all hiding it from me.
"I remember saying to Sharon, 'You've gotta level with me. Is it worse than you're making it out [to be]?' She says, 'No.'
"I've dropped all the medication for pain now."
In spite of his health concerns, Ozzy insisted he is excited to start touring again when possible after the coronavirus pandemic.
Ozzy Osbourne asked his wife Sharon Osbourne to 'level with him' on his condition (Image: GETTY)