Ozzy's Condition Improves

Rocker regains consciousness after accident

December 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET

The severity of Ozzy Osbourne's injury Monday in an all-terrain vehicle accident wasn't fully conveyed, according to new reports. Wife Sharon Osbourne told the press that after Ozzy flipped his ATV, it landed on top of him and he briefly stopped breathing and had no pulse. A security guard rushed to his aid and resuscitated him.

Early reports covered Osbourne's numerous fractures (eight ribs, a collarbone and a vertebra) and the emergency surgery to restore flow to a damaged blood vessel. But yesterday daughter Kelly Osbourne said that her father had just awakened for the first time since the accident. Ozzy is on a ventilator and was unable to speak, but Kelly said that he mouthed "I love you," to his family.

Osbourne, 55, is in the care of the Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, just west of London. His wife said that doctors are hesitant to offer a timetable for his recovery until he's off the ventilator.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »