Ozzy Osbourne headed out with an assistant as he struggles with mobility issues after back surgery (Picture: Backgrid
The rock legend, 74, has been hit with health woes of his own in recent months, including a serious spinal injury that has left him struggling to walk even six months after another surgery.
Admitting the mobility issues leaves him ‘frustrated,’ Ozzy nevertheless manage to put on a genuinely incredible show at the Commonwealth Games this summer with Black Sabbath – and last month made a rare appearance on WWE.
Wife Sharon, meanwhile, who has a show on TalkTV, is believed to have recovered after being rushed to hospital this week as she fainted on the set of a show she was filming in California.
It appears Ozzy takes the day-to-day moments more carefully than explosive performances with Black Sabbath, as he was spotted this week leaning on an assistant for balance as he did some shopping in LA.
Seen wheeling a trolley around LA supermarket Erewhon – seemingly a hotspot for celebrities doing their few bits – Ozzy was dressed smartly in a grey-patterned winter coat and black trousers.
The Black Sabbath star used a cane to support himself as he walked around the store (Picture: Backgrid)
Ozzy suffered a fall in 2019 which aggravated injuries received in 2003, and underwent spinal surgery this year (Picture: Backgrid)
The musician carried a black cane, and appeared to be letting his dyed-black hair grow out with silver roots beginning to shine through.
Iron Man singer Ozzy – who recently became a grandfather as daughter Kelly gave birth to a baby boy – was later seen sharing a laugh with his assistant as they left the shop.
Their trolley piled high with fruit, water and bread, Ozzy glanced at the camera while the woman next to him kept a hand on him while beaming.
Musician Ozzy shared a laugh with an assistant as they brought the trolley outside ([email protected] Backgrid)
Ozzy is set to perform another massive gig in Finland next May, however recently admitted he is worried about whether he’ll be mobile enough to do it.
He admitted in an interview on SiriusXM: ‘It is so f*****g tough because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it.’
‘The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t f*****g walk much now,’ he added.
The Paranoid hitmaker explained he is struggling to come to terms with his restricted movement and is finding it very ‘frustrating’.
The rock and roll legend has expressed his frustration over his mobility issues (Picture: Getty Images)
It comes as Sharon was recently hospitalized after a fainting spell but is now home and recovered (Picture: Getty Images)
Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2003, but only revealed he had the condition in January, 2020.
He also suffered a fall at home in 2019, which aggravated injuries from a 2003 quad bike accident.
Sharon, meanwhile, thanked fans this week for their messages of support after her recent hospitalisation.
‘Back home and doing great! Thank you for all the [love],’ she wrote on Instagram alongside a snap of the family’s Christmas tree and their dog
Hours before, a rep for the star told Metro.co.uk that she fainted and needed medical attention as a result.
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The rock icon recently admitted he was ‘frustrated’ as he still struggled to walk months after surgery.