Ozzy Osbourne is using cannabidiol (CBD) for pain management after sustaining an injury that caused the Black Sabbath singer to cancel all his live appearances through the end of the year. While dealing with a recent bout of pneumonia in April, the singer fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery.
Appearing on the U.K. talk show Loose Women, Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon was asked if her husband — who has a history of drug and alcohol addiction — could hooked on painkillers during his recovery. Sharon replied, “He's off all of that. He had to have it after he was operated on the last time. But now for pain, he has that CBD –whatever it's called — and he's dealing with it that way.”
The increasingly popular and legal CBD oil is made from cannabis extract and most commonly used to treat epilepsy and conditions of the nervous system.
Sharon added, “(Ozzy)'s not good at being at home. He wants to be back on the road, back on his tour, back with his band, and he's pining. Really, the challenge is not his injuries, it's his state of mind to keep him positive and working.”
Ozzy told us a while back that he used to think he needed drugs to help him make music: “I used to get so frustrated with myself. I mean, I thought that you had to get loaded to make songs. I just thought drugs and alcohol are probably the major inspiration of making music, which I truly believed that because I'd never made a record without using it. And I thought it was that was making me creative.”
Sharon said that the plan is for Ozzy to make a full recovery so that he can begin the next leg of his “No More Tours 2” trek in early 2020. Most of the 2019 shows on what is being billed as Ozzy's last full world tour have been rescheduled beginning next February.