Ozzy Osbourne has spent 2019 recovering from various health issues, namely a spinal surgery after he suffered a fall at home. However, the Prince of Darkness may not have needed that surgery after all.

Sharon Osbourne said in a recent interview with U.K.’s The Sun, “They fixed the collarbone straight away but his spinal cord was so inflamed they had to wait a week to do an operation. He was in surgery for five hours and afterwards they told us it would take him a year to recover. It’s terrifying when you see somebody you love so incapacitated. They can’t do a thing, and you’re so engulfed with fear that you can’t think clearly. So we didn’t do any research or ask the right questions. Now, certain doctors say, ‘Well, maybe he shouldn’t have had this operation and . . . ’ Oh, it’s a nightmare. Every doctor seems to have a different opinion.”

Ozzy is expected to return to touring in May. He’s also releasing a new album, Ordinary Man, in early 2020. The album’s first single, “Under the Graveyard,” was released last week.

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