Ozzy Osbourne has said he will battle his health issues to get back in the studio as he 'makes his best music when he's sad'.

The 71-year-old only released an album last week but the former Black Sabbath frontman wants to capitalise on his creative juices flowing.

Just weeks after announcing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Ozzy was forced to cancel the North American leg of his tour so that he could get treatment in Europe.

Now, four days following the release of his album Ordinary Man, the Prince of Darkness said he will use his time off tour to work on more music.

During an "ask me anything" session on the website Reddit, Osbourne said: "I am making another album because while I can't tour, I can make music.

Ozzy Osbourne is looking to record more new music

"What I learned from Ordinary Man, it got the juices flowing again. People say they write the best songs when they're unhappy, and I was unhappy last year."

He added: "I am going to do another album next month.

Ozzy said he will then get back into the studio to make another album with famed producer Andrew Watt, adding: "If it comes out anything like Ordinary Man I'll be well pleased."

The veteran rocker underwent went neck surgery after aggravating old injuries in a fall at home in January last year.

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Following a period of ill health, he and wife Sharon then appeared on US TV to announce he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The UK leg of the tour is set to begin in Newcastle upon Tyne in October.

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