Watch Ozzy Osbourne Return to Action at the AMAs
Ozzy Osbourne made his first official stage appearance since postponing his farewell tour during the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 24).
You can watch the moment below.
Osbourne spent most of the time perched on a throne towards the back of the stage, standing up to sing and encouraging the audience by waving his arms. He’d previously made a surprise appearance alongside Malone in Los Angeles on Nov. 21, where he’d also sung “Take What You Want” from a seated position.
His No More Tours 2 road trip was put on hold earlier this year after he underwent surgery for injuries sustained in a fall. At the time he was already under doctors’ orders for pneumonia and a hand infection.
After working on “Take What You Want,” he began working on a new album with producer Watt, resulting in Ordinary Man, set for release early next year and featuring Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. McKagan's Guns N' Roses bandmate Slash provides the guitar solo for the album's second single, "Straight to Hell."
“Duff and Chad came in, and we would go in and jam during the day, and I would go work out the songs in the evenings,” Osbourne explained. “I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going, 'I haven't got the fucking strength.' But Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album."