The singer also revealed for the first time that he's battling a Parkinson's diagnosis.
There's no denying that 2019 was a rough year for Ozzy Osbourne. Yes, the dark king of metal scored his first Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 since 2010 with the solo single "Under the Graveyard" and ended a record 30-year drought between Hot 100 Top 10 hits thanks to a collaboration with new bestie Post Malone on "Take What You Want," but other than that it was rough. Real rough.
In fact, it was the "worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life," Osbourne told Good Morning America in a sneak peek of an interview slated to air on Tuesday morning (Jan. 21). "It wasn't really a problem for a long while," Osbourne says of why he waited so long to share the news about a horrible fall at home that re-aggravated an old injury and sidelined him for much of 2019. But, he says, wife/manager Sharon Osbourne told her husband he seemed different after the tumble and wondered what was going on.
“When I had the fall, it was pitch black. I went to the bathroom and I fell," explained Osbourne, 71, of a fall in his Los Angeles home that aggravated an old injury from a 2003 ATV accident that required surgery. "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.”