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Ozzy Osbourne Seriously Injured In ATV Accident

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Ozzy Osbourne has been seriously injured in an accident while riding an all-terrain vehicle on the grounds of his British estate, a publicist for the heavy metal legend said.

Cindy Guagenti said Osbourne underwent emergency surgery after breaking his collarbone, several ribs and a vertebra in his neck Monday.

On Tuesday, Osbourne was "stable and comfortable" at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, west of London, hospital medical director Dr. Dick Jack said.

"When he was admitted, he had a fractured left collarbone ... with some damage to the blood vessel that lies underneath it," Jack said in a statement.

"He had eight fractured ribs on the left, and in addition to that, he has a small ... entirely stable fracture of ... one of the vertebrae in his neck. This is not a major problem. The emergency anesthetic and surgical team repaired the blood vessel and re-established the blood supply to the left hand and arm. The left collarbone was then reconstructed and he was taken to the intensive care unit where he spent the night comfortably. He's resting.

"This morning he will be seen by the doctors who are taking care of him. They will reassess him and make decisions as to what his treatment should be next."

Guagenti earlier said the surgery was necessary to "lift the collarbone, which is believed to be resting on a major artery interrupting blood flow to his arm." Guagenti also said that doctors were attempting to stop "some bleeding into his lungs," but that the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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1. Alex Santantonio writes:

I wonder if MTV caught it on video for the show? With how fagile Ozzy is I bet he just sort of fell off the thing going about 2 mph.

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2. Nate writes:

2 mph?!! I will bet he just walked into it while trying to get on.

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3. JimBob writes:

No he was prolly stoned and tripped over his shoelace...if he was wearing shoes at all...but how bout that Christmas special...That was the sh**!

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4. TJ writes:

Hey, All of you guys are f***ing idiots, Ozzy is the sh**, he's done some crazy and sick stage acts but he's got skill and a familey, sucks that happend to him, atleast he wont be paraylized. And he's really not as fragile as you say, he's just drugged outa it 90% of the time and can't even talk or walk right, Lata

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6. Kyle writes:

Yep, they're f***ing idiots...but at least they can spell paralyzed. He doesn't do drugs anymore, according to him, his family, and MTV, he's just done so many that he's perma-fried himself.

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