Ozzy Osbourne will take six months to recover from his quad bike crash injuries, his wife Sharon said Tuesday (Dec. 16), according to Scotsman.com.
Ozzy is said to be breathing unaided and joking with nurses — even asking two of them to marry him.
But in an interview with Lorraine Kelly on GMTV, Sharon said it would be some time before Ozzy was back to his old self.
"Probably about six months," she said. "But he will be back, he's not going anywhere. He'll be ordering everybody around, don't worry.
"He is doing so good. He's so much better. He's off the ventilator and breathing on his own, he just has some assistance with some oxygen but he's doing it all on his own.
"He's awake and he's causing havoc. He's busy telling jokes all the time, he's already asked two nurses to marry him."
The former BLACK SABBATH frontman was placed on a ventilator and underwent emergency surgery after breaking eight ribs and a collarbone and cracking a vertebra in his neck when the 600lb bike landed on top of him.
Sharon said: "It's just amazing what the body does within a period of 24 hours. I saw him the night before and there was no movement, nothing. I came in the next day and he was moving around, his eyes were wandering.
"He can't talk properly but he's got a little raspy voice."
According to Sharon, Ozzy cried when he heard the news that his single "Changes", a duet with daughter Kelly, was top of the charts in the U.K.
"He has never had a number one and for me it just goes to show how people love him," she said.
"It's a dream come true for him. The first thing I told him when he came to was about his single. He couldn't speak but tears were coming out."