Ozzy Osbourne says 2019 was the "longest, most painful and miserable" year of his life
The Black Sabbath hitmaker had a nasty accident at the beginning of the year and was forced to postpone his band's tour as a result and undergo a tough year of rehabilitation
25 January 2020
Speaking in an interview with ABC News that aired on Good Morning America, he admitted: "It was the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life. When I had the fall it was pitch black, I went to the bathroom and I fell. I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, 'Well, you’ve done it now,' really calm. Sharon called an ambulance. After that it was all downhill. It wasn’t really a problem for a while. I never noticed any different. Sharon was saying, 'Are you okay? You seem different.'"
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Ozzy previously confessed he thought he was going to die after battling multiple different ailments, because he thought he was paralysed after his awful fall.
He said: "I went to the bathroom in the night, lost my balance and landed flat on my face. I saw this big white flash when I hit the floor and I thought, 'You've finally done it now. I knew it was bad, I thought I was paralysed, so very calmly I said, 'Sharon, I can't move. I think I've done my neck. Phone an ambulance.' The pain is constant. The first six months I was in agony. I'd say, 'Sharon - you're not telling me the truth. I'm dying, aren't I?' I thought I'd got some terminal illness because the improvement was so slow. I'm getting better, but after the surgery the nurses asked me on a scale of one to ten how much pain I was in, and I said, '55!' Six months of waking up and being unable to move is a miserable existence."