Ozzy Osbourne Almost Died From A Manicure

British musician Ozzy Osbourne performs at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, October 22, 1998. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

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Ozzy Osbourne turns 70 years old on December 3rd, but he almost didn’t make it to his 70th birthday. There are at least 10 different ways that Ozzy nearly died — from ATV crashes to cocaine duels with David Lee Roth to getting rabies from biting the head off a bat. But one of the manners of which The Prince of Darkness nearly died was not very metal at all. Ozzy Osbourne almost died from a manicure.

Osbourne was forced to undergo an emergency operation in October. “I was in hospital for a couple of days and had emergency surgery and I remember waking up in the morning and Sharon said, ‘What the f*ck have you done to your hand?’” The former Black Sabbath frontman suffered from a serious infection in his thumb after getting cut from a manicure and said he could “hardly move.”

“The funny thing is they reckon I got it from a manicure,” Ozzy said his hand swelled up to “the size of a f*cking lightbulb.” “I’m having the best time of my life — apart from that f*cking thing with my thumb, and I didn’t realize that it was very dangerous.

Doctors told Osbourne that had the infection gotten into his bloodstream, he could have died. Osbourne wanted to play a gig as soon as he got out of the hospital but the doctor warned him, “The doctor said, ‘You must be fucking crazy. You get another staph infection, and you could die.’ He said, ‘One’s enough. You’ve got three individual ones.’” Imagine Ozzy Osbourne’s tombstone: “He was a legendary rocker but he died from a f*cking manicure.”

On October 6th, Ozzy posted a photo of him enjoying some ice cream in his hospital bed with the caption: “Feeling better after surgery. Ice cream helps.”

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Osbourne said he was released from the hospital on October 9th.

However, Ozzy is having some difficulties adjusting to not having his right hand. “I’m right-handed. You can’t wipe your own ass,” Ozzy joked. “And I didn’t have many f**king volunteers who would do it for me.”

We understand that Ozzy needs his hands to look great for his black nail polish but he has got to be more careful. You’re Ozzy f*cking Osbourne, you have a net worth of $220 million, pay for a quality manicurist who doesn’t cut him open.

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Osbourne had to cancel shows because of his near-death mani but is scheduled to perform on January 30, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. After that, the 70-year-old rocker will go on the North American leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour with Megadeth starting on May 31, 2019, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Whatever manicure doesn’t kill Ozzy only makes him stronger to go on rock tours around the world at the age of 70.

“People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Ozzy said. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there. I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers. I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”

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[TheSun]

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