A few weeks ago, Ozzy Osbourne was forced to cancel a slew of American tour dates on account of a Staph infection. The rocker was forced to undergo surgery on his right thumb after it swelled up “the size of a fuckin’ lightbulb”.

Osbourne detailed the experience in a hilarious interview with Rolling Stone, sharing: “I didn’t feel sick, so I was cracking jokes. The doctor said, ‘I don’t know if you realize, Mr. Osbourne, this is a very serious problem you have.’ Sharon said, ‘Would you stop fucking making jokes?’”

Now Osbourne has been given the all-clear on his health. Taking to Twitter to share the good news with fans, The Prince of Darkness shared “My thumb is fully recovered now. I am looking forward to seeing you all this New Year’s Eve… It’s gonna be great. Be there. Can’t wait to see you. I need to rock ‘n’ roll for you!”

What a wholesome video! Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up to make his final trip to Australia next year for the 2019 edition of Download Festival. He is also planning to make up for his cancelled American dates. Check out the full Download lineup below:

Download Festival 2019 Lineup

Ozzy Osbourne
Slayer
Judas Priest
Alice In Chains
Ghost
Rise Against
The Amity Affliction
Anthrax
Halestorm
Behemoth
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
I Prevail
Converge
Frenzal Rhomb
Luca Brasi
Code Orange
Andy Black
The Fever 333
War On Women
High Tension
Outright
Ruins
Alien Weaponry

Plus Loads More To Be Announced!

Download Festival Australia 2019

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW

Monday, March 11th, 2019 (Long weekend)
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC