SHARON: OZZY Will Take Six Months To Recover

December 16, 2003

Ozzy Osbourne will take six months to recover from his quad bike crash injuries, his wife Sharon said Tuesday (Dec. 16),according to

Ozzy is said to be breathing unaided and joking with nurses — even asking two of them to marry him.

But in an interview with Lorraine Kelly on GMTV, Sharon said it would be some time before Ozzy was back to his old self.

"Probably about six months," she said. "But he will be back, he's not going anywhere. He'll be ordering everybody around, don't worry.

"He is doing so good. He's so much better. He's off the ventilator and breathing on his own, he just has some assistance with some oxygen but he's doing it all on his own.

"He's awake and he's causing havoc. He's busy telling jokes all the time, he's already asked two nurses to marry him."

The former BLACK SABBATH frontman was placed on a ventilator and underwent emergency surgery after breaking eight ribs and a collarbone and cracking a vertebra in his neck when the 600lb bike landed on top of him.

Sharon said: "It's just amazing what the body does within a period of 24 hours. I saw him the night before and there was no movement, nothing. I came in the next day and he was moving around, his eyes were wandering.

"He can't talk properly but he's got a little raspy voice."

According to Sharon, Ozzy cried when he heard the news that his single "Changes", a duet with daughter Kelly, was top of the charts in the U.K.

"He has never had a number one and for me it just goes to show how people love him," she said.

"It's a dream come true for him. The first thing I told him when he came to was about his single. He couldn't speak but tears were coming out."

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).