During a recent appearance on the British daytime talk show ‘Loose Women,’ Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne’s beloved wife, Sharon Osbourne revealed that she and Ozzy will spend Christmas separately for the first time in four decades.

Sharon said that she will stay in London, and Ozzy will stay at the home in the U.S. due to his ongoing health problems.

Here’s what Sharon stated:

“He’s going to stay home with [son] Jack and [daughter] Amy and the grandkids and I’m here [in London] with [daughter] Kelly.

It’s the first time — this will be our 40th Christmas — that we’re not together. It’s going to be different. Kelly and I are going out for our Christmas lunch.”

When asked how Ozzy is feeling, she replied:

“He fell and damaged his spine. It’s kind of been a domino effect, one thing happens then another thing. The doctors didn’t want him to get on the plane. And Ozzy, I must say, is quite nervous about flying all that way.”

Earlier this year, Ozzy fell into his home in Los Angeles and had really serious surgery.

In a previous interview with the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Ozzy Osbourne recalled his unfortunate accident and revealed that he initially believed there was a very little chance that he would bounce back.

Ozzy stated:

“I went to the bathroom in the night, lost my balance and landed flat on my face. I saw this big white flash when I hit the floor and I thought, ‘You’ve finally done it now.’ I knew it was bad, I thought I was paralyzed, so very calmly I [told my wife], ‘Sharon, I can’t move. I think I’ve done my neck. Phone an ambulance.'”

He continued:

“The first six months, I was in agony. I’d say, ‘Sharon, you’re not telling me the truth. I’m dying, aren’t I?’ I thought I’d got some terminal illness because the improvement was so slow. I’m getting better, but after the surgery, the nurses asked me on a scale of one to ten how much pain I was in, and I said, ’55!’ Six months of waking up in the morning and being unable to move is a miserable existence.”

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