“Why aren’t you asleep yet?” Ozzy Osbourne says doctors gave him FOUR TIMES the usual dose of anesthetic at the height of his drug use
- The 73-year-old singer has suffered from a series of health problems over the years, starting with a near-fatal cycling accident in 2003 that left him with a broken cervical vertebra
- Then, in early 2019, he had a spill and dislodged the metal rods that had been inserted into his back after a previous cycling accident
- In 2019, the rock star was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
- He was forced to abandon his European tour that year after flu and bronchitis forced him into intensive care
- Ozzy last underwent “major surgery” on his back in June 2022
Ozzy Osbourne it turned out that the doctors had to give him four times the usual dose of anesthetic during the height of drug use.
The Black Sabbath star, 73, recalled the moment a doctor asked him before surgery why he was “still awake”.
Although he said he now lives a much calmer life, the rock star has struggled with health issues over the years, from a near-fatal cycling accident in 2003 to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019 and sur major back surgery last month.
“Why aren’t you asleep yet?” Ozzy Osbourne, 73, has revealed that doctors gave him FOUR TIMES the usual dose of anesthetic while he was using drugs
Speaking with Sirius XM in an interview obtained by A mirrorbegan Ozzy, “I had a routine where I was doing all this shit.
“The guy putting the stuff in says, ‘How long have you been doing this music?’ And I said so many years and kept talking. And he says: “Why are you still awake?”
He went on to explain that doctors had given him four times the amount of anesthetic to put him to sleep because of his high tolerance, but added that his “wild days” were over.
‘I used to do all this shit’: He went on to explain that it was down to his high tolerance level, but added that his ‘wild days’ were over (pictured in 1989)
“The thing that keeps me away from it [drugs] now i got real with me. One of the main reasons I’ve accepted my family is so I don’t lose face anymore,” he said.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Ozzy for comment.
It comes as his wife Sharon revealed that Ozzy was “on the road to recovery” following “major” spinal surgery last week.
Health issues: It comes after his wife Sharon revealed Ozzy is ‘on the road to recovery’ following ‘major’ spinal surgery last week
Ex X factor The 69-year-old judge claimed the singer was “doing well” after major surgery which could “determine the rest of his life”.
A family source recently revealed Page six at a time when Ozzy was about to go through a “long convalescence” that would likely require a home nurse for some time.
The No More Tears hitmaker’s surgery came after the musician suffered a horrific fall and dislodged the metal rods embedded in his spine following a quad bike accident in 2003.
Oops: In 2003, Ozzy was seriously injured in a quad bike accident in which he broke his cervical vertebra, collarbone and six ribs (pictured in 2003 with Sharon)
They added: “Ozzie is 73 and any surgery when you get older is difficult,” they added. “It’s quite important. He had pins in his neck and back replaced after he fell in 2019.”
“I went to the toilet during the night and lost my balance and fell on my face,” he previously recalled to DailyMail.com.
“I saw a big white flash as I fell to the floor and I thought, ‘You’ve finally done it.’
In 2019, Ozzy suffered an “inappropriate fall” at his home, which dislodged the metal rods that had been inserted into his spine after a previous cycling accident (on stage in late 2019)
He continued: “I knew it was bad, I thought I was paralysed, so I said very calmly, ‘Sharon, I can’t move. I think I broke my neck. Call 911.”
In 2018, Ozzy also needed emergency surgery after developing a serious thumb infection that could have killed him if left untreated, and in 2019 he had to be put on a ventilator due to complications from flu and bronchitis.
In January 2020, he revealed that in 2019 he had been diagnosed with Parkin 2, a form of Parkinson’s disease that he said causes nerve pain and leaves his feet cold.
On a side note: Ozzy also needed emergency surgery in 2018 after developing a serious infection in his thumb, and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s the following year