Ozzy Osbourne is joking with nurses -- asking two to marry him -- but will probably take six months to fully recover from his ATV crash injuries, according to his wife, Sharon. The heavy metal icon is
Ozzy Osbourne is joking with nurses -- asking two to marry him -- but will probably take six months to fully recover from his ATV crash injuries, according to his wife, Sharon. The heavy metal icon is making progress in the intensive care unit of Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, west of London, where he has been since the Dec. 8 accident.
Sharon Osbourne said it would be "probably about six months" before her husband is back to his old self. "But he will be back, he's not going anywhere. He'll be ordering everybody around, don't worry," Sharon Osbourne told ITV television.
Yesterday (Dec. 15), the 55-year-old singer was taken off a ventilator assisting him to breathe on Monday. He fractured his left collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra in the accident at his estate in Buckinghamshire, southern England, and had emergency surgery shortly after admission to restore the flow to a damaged blood vessel.
"He's awake and he's causing havoc. He's busy telling jokes all the time, he's already asked two nurses to marry him," said Sharon Osbourne.
She said her husband woke up a week after the accident to discover that his single "Changes," a duet with daughter Kelly, was at the top of the U.K. singles chart.
"He has never had a number one and for me it just goes to show how people love him ... He couldn't speak but tears were coming out," Sharon Osbourne said.
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