Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Ozzy Osbourne injured in accident at estate



The Associated Press

Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured Monday in an accident on the grounds of his estate in England and underwent emergency surgery, a spokeswoman said.

The 55-year-old rock star was riding a "quad bike," or all-terrain vehicle, on his Buckinghamshire property when the accident occurred, according to publicist Cindy Guagenti.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening, she said.

Osbourne broke his collarbone, six ribs and a vertebra in his neck, according to Guagenti. He underwent surgery Monday night at an undisclosed English hospital.

The operation was intended to lift the collarbone, which was believed to be resting on a major artery and interrupting blood flow to his arm. Surgeons also were trying to stem "some bleeding into his lungs," Guagenti said.

Osbourne was taking a day off from promoting the United Kingdom release of Changes, a duet with his daughter, Kelly, when the accident occurred.

The Osbournes, the MTV reality show featuring the rocker, wife Sharon and their children, started production about a month ago on its third season, scheduled to begin Jan. 13. It was not immediately known how the accident would affect production.




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