Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he came close to death – after getting a manicure.
The Black Sabbath frontman, 69, was forced to undergo an emergency operation in October after getting a serious infection in his thumb, which swelled to the size of a lightbulb.
Ozzy, who was on tour in the US at the time, was forced to cancel a concert after he ended up in hospital for a couple of days following the appointment.
He was told he could have died if the infection got into his bloodstream.
Ozzy underwent surgery after contracting an infection
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He said: “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**k have you done to your hand?’
“The funny thing is they reckon I got it from a manicure! It won’t stop me from heading to the UK in February.”
He added to the Daily Star: “I’m right-handed. You can’t wipe your own ass. And I didn’t have many f**king volunteers who would do it for me.”
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He was forced to cancel a show
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He shared a picture from his hospital bed last month as he recovered from the surgery.
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Ozzy Osbourne chows down on an ice cream in hospital
He captioned it: "Feeling better after surgery. Ice cream helps."
Ozzy had to postpone a scheduled show for 6 October in Mountain View, northern California, after contracting the infection.
The former reality star announced he would embark on a worldwide ‘farewell tour’ from 2018 to 2020.
Ozzy and wife Sharon
He said at the time: "People keep asking me when I’m retiring. 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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