Frail Ozzy Osbourne, 74, leans on a friend as he heads to fitness class in LA amid Parkinson’s battle – after starring in Super Bowl LVII commercial
Frail Ozzy Osbourne leaned on a friend as he arrived at a fitness class in Los Angeles on Thursday – after starring as the co-worker from hell in a new Super Bowl LVII commercial.
The Black Sabbath rocker, 74, who has undergone numerous surgeries in recent years while battling Parkinson’s Disease, was seen linking arms with his companion on his way into the class.
Ozzy wore a striking purple coat, paired with a black tee, joggers and trainers as he walked into the building.
Sighting: Frail Ozzy Osbourne leaned on a friend as he arrived at a fitness class in Los Angeles on Thursday – after starring as the co-worker from hell in a new Super Bowl LVII commercial
He wore his locks in a ponytail for the outing in California,
This comes after the star showed off his comedic side in an advert for software company Workday – ahead of the Super Bowl.
Sporting his trademark eyeliner, Ozzy plays a new office employee who stands out due to his edgy appearance in the 15 second preview.
His colleague asks: ‘Who’s the new guy?’ as another says: ‘I don’t know, but he’s supposed to be some kind of rock star.’
Ozzy then spins around and asks: ‘Which one of you wants a piercing?’ as the colleague points at their co-worker.
Text across the screen then reads: ‘On Sunday, February 12th, the corporate world will be rocked,” the screen reads at the end of the clip.
Outing: The Black Sabbath rocker, 74, who has undergone numerous surgeries in recent years while battling Parkinson’s Disease, was seen linking arms with his companion on his way into the class
The preview is captioned: ‘Where are the rock stars in your organization? Look around—they might be sitting right next to you. Join Ozzy as he gets ready to rock the corporate world on football’s biggest stage.’
The Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
This comes after the Paranoid hitmaker discussed his current health while appearing on his own Ozzy’s Boneyard channel on SiriusXM last month, with the star saying of touring: ‘It is so f*****g tough because, I mean, I want to be out there.
‘I want to be doing it. This f*****g surgery this guy did. F*****g hell, you have no idea.”
‘The thing is my head is all right, my creativity is OK, my singing OK but I just can’t f*****g walk much now.”
‘I can’t begin to tell you how f*****g frustrating life has become. It is amazing how you go along in life and one stupid thing can screw everything up for a long time. I have never been ill this long in my life.
‘That surgeon told me if I didn’t have the surgery there would be a good chance I would be paralyzed from the neck down.’
The Black Sabbath hitmaker returned to the stage in August in his hometown of Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony – just two months after ‘life-altering surgery’.
Class: Ozzy wore a striking purple coat, paired with a black tee, joggers and trainers as he walked into the building
Ozzy revealed in an interview with The Sun earlier this month that he was told he could have been paralysed for life, after undergoing his first spinal surgery back in 2019.
The hitmaker was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019, and that same year suffered a horror fall that aggravated a neck injury from his 2003 quad bike accident.
The injury triggered previous nerve damage from his quad bike accident 17 years ago, where he fractured eight ribs and a vertebra in his neck on his English country estate.
He underwent spinal surgery which left him with 15 screws in his back, nerve pain in his neck, back, shoulders and arms, and the star fearing getting ‘bolts in his neck.’
He told The Sun: ‘I was told, ”You’ve got a good chance of being paralysed for the rest of your life”. ‘You just don’t expect the surgeon to be a f*****g butcher. I was left in agony.’
Discussing the impact his health woes had on his beloved wife Sharon, he said: ‘Never have I been laid up so bad for so long. It’s been breaking Sharon’s heart to see me like this but I will get back on tour if it f*****g kills me.’
Ozzy’s last tour show was in December 2018, where he performed at Ozzfest in Inglewood as part of farewell tour, No More Tours II.
Further legs of the tour were cancelled in 2019 and 2019 due to his health and the pandemic. The tour is set to resume in 2023.
Tough times: The star has detailed his uncertainty over going on tour again, due to his much-decreased mobility (pictured September)
This year, the rock icon has had two operations, the most recent of which took place in June, with Ozzy saying: ‘Thank God I found the right surgeon who knows how to deal with spinal problems.
He had to cut nerves and you have to take f*****g nerve-pain pills, but I am getting better.’
Ozzy added that he is undergoing physiotherapy to ensure he gets back to peak fitness as he works on his 13th studio album.
The star added that his doctor had informed him he had the ‘mildest ever’ form of Parkin 2 – a form of Parkinson’s disease – and revealed he doesn’t shake at all.
It comes after Ozzy was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon called ‘a major operation’ that would ‘determine the rest of his life’.
Doing his thing: The Black Sabbath hitmaker returned to the stage in August in his hometown of Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games
He recently revealed he no longer wants to move back to the UK from America – after previously vowing to ditch the USA due to the country’s gun violence.
The rock icon who hails from Birmingham, England, has lived in California for more than 25 years, and back in August revealed his intentions to move back home saying: ‘I’m fed up with people getting killed every day.’
But the Paranoid hitmaker has now declared to Consequence Magazine: ‘To be honest with you, if I had my way, I’d stay in America. I’m American now… to be honest with you, I don’t want to go back. F*** that.
Osbourne said the decision to return home was prompted by the backlash wife Sharon received when she defended Piers Morgan over his comments that he did not believe Meghan Markle’s explosive racism claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Allegations then emerged that Osbourne made racist remarks about co-hosts behind the scenes at The Talk, claims which she has staunchly denied, and she was then fired from the show.
Health battle: Ozzy revealed in a recent interview that he was told he could have been paralysed for life after undergoing his first spinal surgery back in 2019 (pictured with wife Sharon and daughter Kelly, left)
He said: ‘It broke her heart. It was wrong what they did to her. It really was. I thought [her co-host] Sheryl Underwood would stick up for her.
‘She’s her friend. Little did I know it was her who dropped the bomb. Sharon was set up and it was wrong. It was really wrong.’
The comments come three months after Ozzy announced he plans to move back to the UK with his wife Sharon because he ‘doesn’t want to die in crazy America’.
The singer claimed ‘everything’s f****** ridiculous’ Stateside and highlighted the country’s history of school shootings.
Joined by his music manager wife Sharon he is thought to be relocating to their 120-year-old Grade II listed Buckinghamshire pile Welders House.
He told The Observer: ‘I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert… It’s f*****g crazy.’
He continued: ‘I’m English. I want to be back. But, saying that, if my wife said we’ve got to go and live in Timbuktu, I’ll go. But, no, it’s just time for me to come home.’
Quashing any speculating that the move could have been promoted by Ozzy’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Sharon added: ‘It isn’t the United States of America at all. Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to live right now.’
WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people, and around 127,000 people in the UK live with the condition.
Figures also suggest one million Americans also suffer.
It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.
It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine because nerve cells that make it have died.
There is currently no cure and no way of stopping the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try and change that.
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