Ozzy Osbourne confirms that he still intends to play live again despite his health conditions. In a new interview, the Prince of Darkness said he’s hoping to return to the stage soon after recently canceling his North American tour to undergo treatments for Parkinson’s disease and injuries he sustained during a fall last year.
“My desire is to get back on stage,” Ozzy told ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “I’m not ready to hang up my mic yet – that’s what I live for. I exercise as much as I can: I have a trainer, I do pilates. But the best medication I can get is being in front of an audience, which is breaking my heart.”
“I will be up there,” he promised. “I have to say that because now you’re going to say, ‘What will you do if you can’t do it again?’ That’s not an option. That’s the only thing I’ve ever done in my life. That’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do and that’s the only thing I’ve felt confident about.”
When he was asked about if he still intends to get back onstage, Ozzy replied, “I will. Absolutely. I have to say that.”
His response remarks to Radio.com last month when he emphasized that he considers the North American tour “postponed,” and not canceled.
“The way I look at it, and I’ve spoken to [my wife] Sharon about this, I cannot go on the road until I’m 100-percent confident that I can pull it off,” he said. “Because if I go out now and I can’t carry on, people are gonna think that I’ve lost the plot. So I’m not gonna go out there until I can give them the show that I wanna give them, because it’s not fair to them.”
Ozzy’s hasn’t been able to perform in support of his new album — Ordinary Man — the highest charting record of his career. But it had helped him to cope up with his health issues during recording sessions.
In addition, Osbourne hoping to get back to work and make a follow-up album with producer Andrew Watt this month.
Keep going to the full interview below: