Ozzy Osbourne says he was in “agony” following neck surgery

ABC/Randy HolmesOzzy Osbourne is opening up about the neck surgery he underwent earlier this year -- an operation which forced him to postpone all of his tour dates to 2020.

"For the first, say, four months, I was absolutely in agony," the Black Sabbath frontman tells Rolling Stone. "I was in agony beyond anything I ever experienced before in my life. It was awful."

In April, Ozzy revealed that he'd fallen at his home, and aggravated an injury he suffered in a 2003 ATV accident. Following the surgery, Osbourne began taking physical and occupational therapy classes, but he admits that progress has been "very slow."

"They say it's going to take at least a year," he says.

Ozzy hopes to be "ready to go" when his rescheduled dates begin in January.

"I'm really keeping my fingers crossed," he says.

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