Ozzy Osbourne, 73, is set to open the 2022 NFL season with a half-time performance | Daily Mail Online

Ozzy Osbourne is set to kick off this year’s NFL season on Thursday with a half-time performance during the  Los Angeles Rams v Buffalo Bills game.

The rocker, 73, will perform at the opening game in his first US performance in four years, just months after undergoing a ‘life-altering surgery’ back in June.

It comes after his return to the stage last month, as he performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, held at Alexander Stadium in his home city of Birmingham.

Game entertainment: Ozzy Osbourne, 73, is set to open the 2022 NFL season as he will take to the stage for a half-time performance during the LA Rams game

Held at California’s SoFi Stadium, the musician will perform a multi-song medley during the appearance.

The US football season will begin with Thursday’s NFL Kickoff Game, before coming to an end in early 2023.

The Los Angeles Rams announced the half-time performance via Twitter, as they wrote: ‘Ready to rock for Thursday night football’.

And fans were quick to display their excitement for the performance, as one wrote: ‘LA loves Ozzy!!!!’ while another penned: ‘true legend’. 

Comeback: It comes after his return to the stage last month, as he performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, held at Alexander Stadium in his home city of Birmingham (pictured during the performance)

Thursday night lights? The LA Rams announced the half-time performance via Twitter, as they wrote: ‘Ready to rock for Thursday night football’

Ozzy’s performance will preface the release of his new album, Patient Number 9, which is slated for release just a day later. 

The new album will feature appearances from Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Chad Smith, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, and the Foo Fighters’ late Taylor Hawkins.

While he is also set to return to TV screens alongside his wife Sharon in a new 10-part reality series called Home to Roost – which focuses on their journey back to the UK. 

Fans: Twitter users were quick to display their excitement for the performance, as one wrote: ‘LA loves Ozzy!!!!’ while another penned: ‘true legend’

Last month, Ozzy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019, performed on stage in the UK for the first time since receiving surgery in June.

He was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon called ‘a major operation’ that would ‘determine the rest of his life’.

Along with Parkinson’s and a bout of Covid, Ozzy has been dealing with the fallout from a brutal 2003 quad biking accident.

He suffered neck injuries, which were later worsened by a 2019 fall that resulted in 15 screws being inserted into his back.

Family:Ozzy is also set to return to TV screens alongside his wife Sharon in a new 10-part reality series called Home to Roost – which focuses on their journey back to the UK

Prior to the appearance, the rocker hadn’t performed since November 28 2020 in Germany due to being in recovery. 

The performance brought an end to Commonwealth a games which saw Australia come top of the medal leaderboard, while second-placed England had its most successful games ever. 

And from marking an end to one games and the beginning of another season, the star appears to be getting back into full swing. 

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at Comic-Con in San Diego, he said of his health: ‘I like to see people, you know. That’s been the hardest thing of the past three years, because I’ve been trying to recover from my surgery.’

Revealing he is on the mend, he added: ‘I’m getting there. It’s a slow climb back, you know?’ 

Sweet: His supportive wife Sharon was also in attendance at the Commonwealth Games

Grateful: Sharon, 69, shared a message to her Twitter account the day after the surgery to thank her fans for sending their best wishes to the singer

Ozzy Osbourne, 73, is set to open the 2022 NFL season with a half-time performance

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