Ozzy Osbourne Reveals He Wants to Record ‘One More Album’ and Tour Again

Ozzy Osbourne revealed in a new interview with Metal Hammer that he has started working on a new record, which he plans to record sometime in early 2024.

“I’ve done two albums fairly recently, but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road,” said the former Black Sabbath frontman. “I’m just starting to work on it now, and we’ll be recording in the early part of next year,” he added. “I want to take my time with this one!”

The legendary metal vocalist recently said that surgery earlier this month correcting spinal damage he incurred during a 2019 late-night tumble would be his last one. “Tomorrow, I have my final surgery on my neck,” he said at the time, according to People. “Which it is gonna be the final surgery, because I can’t do it anymore. Regardless of the way it ends up after tomorrow, I’m not doing it anymore. I can’t.”

In his interview with Metal Hammer published Tuesday, Osbourne said that he is “feeling okay.” He continued, “I thought I’d be back on my feet months ago, I just couldn’t get used to this mode of living, constantly having something wrong. I can’t walk properly yet, but I’m not in any pain any more and the surgery on my spine went great.”


In July, Ozzy had to make the tough decision to withdraw from the upcoming Power Trip festival, which would have seen him co-headlining alongside Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, and others.

Osbourne was able to make two live performances, one in Birmingham, England, and the other in Los Angeles, last year, but each lasted only one or two songs, and he had a stand that he could lean against in case he needed it. After the Birmingham concert, he told Rolling Stone how much the experience reinvigorated him. “Up until last night, I was semi-retired,” he said. “For three years, I’m thinking, ‘I’m never going onstage.’ I kind of half-bought myself into the fact that [my performing career] was over.” But, he said, the experience was such a rush that he would do what he could to get back onstage.