Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly hoping to renew his wedding vows to celebrate 40 years of marriage with his wife Sharon after undergoing life-changing surgery.
The Black Sabbath legend, 73, had a gruelling operation on Monday to adjust pins inserted into his neck and spine following a near-fatal ATV crash in 2003 and subsequent fall in 2013.
Sharon, 69, flew back to Los Angeles earlier this week from London to support the rocker.
Happy couple: Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly hoping to renew his wedding vows to celebrate 40 years of marriage with his wife Sharon after undergoing life-changing surgery (pictured: The couple at their wedding in 1982)
But despite his health concerns and Parkinson’s disease, friends say he wants to make a big effort to exchange vows again, four decades after they first tied the knot.
A companion of the couple told The Mirror how the TV legend hoped to celebrate the joyous occasion in Maui – the Hawaiian island is where they first exchanged their vows in July 1982.
They told the publication: ‘Ozzy may have been waiting on getting his neck and back sorted after extended leg pain, which has left him unable to walk for long periods.
Celebrations: The TV legend is hoping to celebrate the joyous occasion in Maui – the Hawaiian island is where they first exchanged their vows in July 1982 (pictured: Ozzy and Sharon with their youngest daughter Kelly in 2020)
‘But while that has been his hope, he always wants to treat Sharon to something special for their 40th.
‘They renewed their vows in Vegas, but he hoped to fly them to Maui for a break to recall their big day.’
The family friend added: ‘He hopes that his recovery will be short and nerve damage will be removed so that he can treat his wife.
‘Ozzy may have gone through the mill in recent years, but his spirit and desire to show Sharon how much their love burns bright remains.’
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Everlasting love: The couple first exchanged their vows in July 1982 in Maui, Hawaii
The couple previously renewed their vows in 2017 in Las Vegas after it emerged Ozzy had been unfaithful on Sharon. At the time, he said: ‘For me, this was actually our real wedding day.
‘This is the one that I will remember.
‘Sharon and I have been through so much, and this honestly feels like a new beginning.’
Surgery: The music star had a gruelling operation on Monday to adjust pins inserted into his neck and spine following a near-fatal ATV crash and subsequent fall
On Thursday, Ozzy confirmed that he was ‘recuperating comfortably’ at home after undergoing ‘major’ spinal surgery this week.
After the procedure, then music icon took to Twitter on Thursday to tell fans that he was back at home and thank them for their well-wishes.
Ozzy, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, tweeted: ‘I am now home from the hospital recuperating comfortably.
Health woes: Ozzy has Parkinson’s disease and previously suffered a nasty fall and dislodged metal rods placed in his spine following a quad-bike accident in 2003 (pictured in 2020)
‘I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during my recovery.’
Pictures taken on Tuesday showed Ozzy being pushed into a Los Angeles hospital parking lot as wife Sharon, 69, looked on after being discharged just one day after the surgery.
It comes after Sharon said Ozzy is ‘on the road to recovery’ and is ‘doing well’ after he underwent a major procedure on Monday that could ‘determine the rest of his life’.
In an update to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, she wrote: ‘Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support leading up to Ozzy ‘s surgery!
‘Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him.
A family source recently told Page Six that the metal influencer was going to go through a ‘lengthy amount of convalescence’ that would likely require a home nurse for some time.
They said: ‘Ozzy is 73 and any kind of surgery when you get older is difficult,’ they added. ‘This is quite major. He’s having the pins in his neck and back realigned from when he had a fall back in 2019.’
‘Your love means the world to him’: It comes after his wife Sharon has revealed her husband Ozzy is ‘on the road to recovery’
On the mend: The former X Factor judge, 69, claimed the singer, 73, is ‘doing well’ after he underwent a major procedure that could ‘determine the rest of his life’ on Monday
Sharon had previously explained that the musician was heading in for ‘a very major operation’.
Sharon had said on ‘The Talk’: ‘[Ozzy] has a very major operation on Monday, and I have to be there. It’s really going to determine the rest of his life.’
Ozzy has Parkinson’s disease and previously suffered a nasty fall and dislodged metal rods placed in his spine following a quad-bike accident in 2003.
Oh no: Ozzy was previously diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome in 2005. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson’s (pictured in 2010)