Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne was scheduled...

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne was scheduled to have "a very major operation" Monday in Los Angeles, according to wife Sharon. Credit: Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Kevin Winter

English talk-show host Sharon Osbourne said her rocker husband, heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne, was scheduled to have major surgery Monday that could significantly impact the 73-year-old singer's quality of life.

"He has a very major operation on Monday, and I have to be there" in Los Angeles for it, Sharon Osbourne, 69, said Thursday on the U.K. panel discussion show "The Talk" on the recently launched U.K. TV channel TalkTV. "It's really going to determine the rest of his life."

She did not elaborate on the nature of the surgery. Ozzy Osbourne — whose 1970s and '80s band Black Sabbath was a crucial innovator in the development of heavy metal — had confirmed in 2020 long-standing rumors that he suffers from Parkinson's disease. He canceled the North American leg of his tour that year in order to undergo treatment for the progressive nervous-system disorder.

Additionally, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, born John Michael Osbourne, was badly hurt in a 2003 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident. A fall at home in 2019 exacerbated the lingering injury, requiring 15 screws to be inserted into his spine. Earlier in 2019 he postponed or canceled tour dates due to an upper-respiratory infection that led to pneumonia.

Sharon Osbourne — who said she will be contributing live from Los Angeles to the U.K.'s "The Talk," a show unrelated to the American series "The Talk" that she left in March 2021 — indicated that her husband of nearly 40 years seemed in good spirits. "The funny thing was when I spoke to Ozzy today, he said, 'Have you been fired yet?' " she said to laughter from her fellow panelists. "And I said, 'No!' … I will be back next month," she told her co-hosts.

On Instagram and Facebook Saturday, Sharon Osbourne wrote, "Thank you for all the [heart emoji]! See you very soon @thetalkuk." She received supportive comments on Instagram from current U.S. "The Talk" panelist Amanda Kloots, former "The Talk" panelist Carrie Ann Inaba and singer-actor Carnie Wilson.

Around 11 a.m. on Instagram Stories, where posts cycle out after 24 hours, Ozzy Osbourne or his social-media person posted an image from his 2010 album "Scream" and lyrics from its song "I Love You All": "For all these years you've stood by me / God bless, I love you all."

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