Only last week, we were writing about how metal’s Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne was recovering well from surgery. Now, it appears as though Ozzy is ready to bounce back hard, as he’s announced that he’ll be dropping a new single this Friday.

According to a post on Ozzy’s Instagram, Osbourne will drop his new song “Patient Number 9” on Friday. Not only that, but he’s tagged legendary Spawn artist and Venom creator Todd McFarlane, suggesting that it’ll be an animated video with McFarlane’s involvement. Which is pretty damn cool.

This is ostensibly the first single from Ozzy’s new Andrew Watt-produced album, which, according to Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon, will be out this September:

“He’s finished another album which is coming out in September. And there we are. He’s busy in the studio. He still does all his writing and singing, and it keeps him really happy. He’ll never stop singing and writing. We’ve built him a big studio here, so he can do it all at home. And he can’t wait to come back, to be honest with you.”

Check out the post below and get stoked. Meanwhile, the following dates on Ozzy’s farewell tour are still on schedule:

May 2023
Wed 3 | Finland, Helsinki | Hartwall Arena
Fri 5 | Sweden, Stockholm | Friends Arena
Sun 7 | Germany, Dortmund | Westfalenhalle
Wed 10 | Spain, Madrid | WiZink Center
Fri 12 | Italy, Bologna | Unipol Arena
Sun 14 | Germany, Munich | Olympiahalle
Wed 17 | Hungary, Budapest | Budapest Arena
Fri 19 | Czech Republic | Prague | O2 Arena
Sun 21 | Switzerland, Zurich | Hallenstadion
Wed 24 | Germany, Hamburg | Barclaycard Arena
Fri 26 | Germany, Mannheim | SAP Arena
Sun 28 | Germany, Berlin | Mercedes-Benz Arena
Wed 31 | UK, Nottingham | Motorpoint Arena

June 2023
Fri 2 | UK, Newcastle | Utilita Arena
Sun 4 | UK, Glasgow | Ovo Hydro
Wed 7 | UK, Manchester | AO Arena
Sat 10 | Ireland, Dublin | 3 Arena
Mon 12 | UK, London | O2 Arena
Wed 14 | UK, Birmingham | Resorts World Arena