Ozzy Osbourne reveals he has only 10 years to live after spinal surgery

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Ozzy Osbourne is affirming his own death sentence with a time limit.

In Thursday’s profile on Rolling Stone UK, acquired by Page Six, The Black Sabbath musician shared what his reply to his wife was recently when she busted him for smoking a j*int. He reportedly told her, “‘How long do you want me to f–king live for?!'” adding, “‘At best, I’ve got 10 years left and when you’re older, time picks up speed.'”

Page Six also revealed via the Rolling Stone UK profile on the musician that he has an assisted suicide pact with his wife and that he is not afraid of dying, but that he also doesn’t “want to have a long, painful and miserable existence.”

The 74-year-old continued, “I like the idea that if you have a terminal illness, you can go to a place in Switzerland and get it done quickly,” adding, “I saw my father die of cancer.” Page Six reports that Osbourne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 2003, but he waited until 2020 to reveal it. In June 2022, Osbourne’s health took a severe toll and worsened as he underwent serious surgery, where he was rolled into the ER to fix damage from a 2019 fall, which affected metal rods that were put in his body after a bike crash in 2003.

Relating to this surgery, the Prince of Darkness told Rolling Stone UK, “It’s really knocked me about,” adding, “The second surgery went drastically wrong and virtually left me crippled.” He continued, “I thought I’d be up and running after the second and third, 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.”

Osbourne affirmed, “It’s pretty rough, man, and my balance is all f–ked up.” He then continued saying that he never expected to last so long while his friends passed away before him. He said, “Why am I the last man standing? I don’t understand any of it,” adding, “Sometimes I look in the mirror and go, ‘Why the f–k did you make it?!’ I’m not boasting about any of it because I should have been dead a thousand times.”

After that, he shared his struggle with substance abuse, adding, “I’ve had my stomach pumped God knows how many times.”

Osbourne’s wife Sharon was also interviewed for the profile per Page Six, and she shared further insight into the “five years of heartache” she and her family have experienced due to seeing Ozzy go “through the pain.” She stated, “He’s gone through all these operations and the whole thing has felt like a nightmare,” adding, “He hasn’t lost his sense of humor, but I look at my husband, and he’s here while everyone else is on the road. This is the longest time he hasn’t ever worked for.”

Osbourne returned to the stage briefly in August 2022 but announced he was retiring from touring after six months due to his deteriorating health.

He expressed his wish to perform one last time for his fans in the profile, stating, “That’s one of the things I’ve been the most f–king pissed off at. I never got the chance to say goodbye or thank you,” adding, “Because my fans are what it’s all about. If I can just do a few gigs … For whatever reason, that’s my goal to work to. To do those shows.”