It’s been a long year for Ozzy Osbourne. In June, the singer underwent major surgery on an episode of The Talk UK, which his wife Sharon Osbourne told fans would “dictate the rest of his life.” She didn’t go into detail about the procedure itself and what it was all about, but worried many fans. As most know, Ozzy suffered serious injuries in a quad bike accident in 2003, which were compounded when he fell at home in 2019. The Black Sabbath singer also has Parkinson’s disease, so surgery was risky.
But soon after the rocker went under the knife, he took to social media to share some good news with his followers. “I am now home from the hospital and recovering comfortably. I definitely feel the love and support from all my fans and I send a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery,” he wrote on Instagram. In August, Ozzy appeared to be in good health and he even performed on stage with his former Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi.
Since the rocker has been doing so well since his surgery, he’s also making other plans for his future – deciding to leave the United States, where he and Sharon have called home for quite some time. But why the sudden rush to get up and leave? Ozzy’s reason may surprise you.
Ozzy Osbourne is fed up with violence
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne make their way back across the pond. The rocker spilled the tea in an interview with The Guardian, revealing that the violence that was going on in the United States was what prompted her decision to return home. “It’s all bloody ridiculous. I’m sick of people getting killed every day,” he told the outlet. “God knows how many people got shot in school shootings,” he said, before pointing out the deadly Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in 2017.
Ozzy added that he doesn’t want to be buried in Forest Lawn — a famous Los Angeles cemetery. “I’m English. I want to go back. But if my wife says we have to go and live in Timbuktu, I will go,” he added. It seems like Ozzy and Sharon have been planning their move for quite some time. In July, LoudWire reported that the famous couple put their posh Los Angeles mansion up for sale for a whopping $18 million. According to the report, the couple planned to sell their home, where they had lived for seven years, because of the high taxes in the area. The massive home features 11,000 square feet of living space along with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Another reason to move? Sharon is now working on the UK The Talk after leaving the US version of the show.