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Ozzy Osbourne broke his silence and thanked his fans for “their thoughts, prayers and well wishes” in his first statement since the “big surgery” he had on Monday afternoon.

“Now I am leaving the hospital and recovering in comfort,” the 73-year-old musician tweeted on Wednesday to his millions of followers.

“I definitely feel the love and support from all my fans and send a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery.”

Ozzy Osbourne recovering at home "major operation." The musician was pictured in 2014.

Ozzy Osbourne is at home recovering from “big surgery”. The musician was pictured in 2014.
(Ilya Sergeevich Savenok)

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The family did not publicly discuss the medical procedure Ozzy was due to undergo, but Sharon admitted that Ozzy “felt good” about 30 minutes before her husband posted the message online.

Sharon also included a classic flashback of Ozzy at the microphone, ready to perform one of his hits.

“Our family would like to say a huge thank you for the tremendous amount of love and support that led to Ozzy’s surgery,” she tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, a day after the surgery.

“Ozzy is doing well and is on the road to recovery. Your love means the world to him,” she added, with a pleading hands emoji.

Sharon, who will be releasing a four-part docu-series about cancellation culture later this year, said Ozzy was in a tough spot last week and will need major surgery. She immediately flew back to the west coast from London to be with him.

“He has a major operation on Monday and I have to be there,” she told her TalkTV co-stars last week. “It’s really going to define the rest of your life.”

A report has since surfaced saying that the procedure involved the removal and repositioning of pins in his neck and back. “Ozzy is 73 years old and any kind of surgery as you get older is complicated,” the source said. Page six.

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“This is pretty serious. He had the pins on his neck and back rearranged after he fell in 2019.”

“He was in a lot of pain,” a source said of Ozzy’s physical condition of late, and he will also need a “long recovery period” with 24-hour home nurse care.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne at the Pre-Grammys Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons in Shawn's Honor "Diddy" Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Gregg DeGuire)

Ozzy’s back problems likely stemmed from an all-terrain vehicle collision in 2003 when he overturned his quad while riding on his property in London.

He had to undergo emergency surgery for “a broken collarbone, eight broken ribs that pinched important blood vessels and damaged the vertebrae in his neck.”

“I’m just waiting for another neck surgery,” he said. classic rock magazine in May. “Lately, I can’t walk properly. I do physical therapy every morning. I feel a little better, but not nearly as much as I would like to get back on the road.”

When asked if he ever thought about his own mortality, Ozzy said he is optimistic about his future when he looks back at the past.

“At 73, I did pretty well,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere but my time will come.”

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