Ozzy Osbourne reveals a manicure almost killed him after he had to undergo emergency surgery

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 Osbourne reveals a manicure almost killed him after he had to undergo emergency surgery

Ozzy underwent surgery after contracting an infection
(Image: Instagram/Ozzy Osbourne)

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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Ozzy Osbourne reveals a manicure almost killed him after he had to undergo emergency surgery

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 reveals a manicure almost killed him after he had to undergo emergency surgery

Ozzy Osbourne chows down on an ice cream in hospital
(Image: Instagram)

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 Osbourne reveals a manicure almost killed him after he had to undergo emergency surgery

Ozzy and wife Sharon
(Image: PA)

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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