"And he said, you were cursing at me and in all different kinds of ways," said Ozzy.
"He told me — just get me the F up — is what he said," said Ruston. "So — I helped him up."
Preparing for Another Battle
After his fall, Ozzy was rushed to the hospital and placed in intensive care. His injuries included fractured vertebrae and eight rib fractures, a partially collapsed lung and a badly fractured left collarbone.
His wife Sharon was in Los Angeles working on her talk show at the time and said it was a trauma to learn her spouse was in danger.
"You know, when you — you suddenly think well, what happens if my partner goes and I wake up in the morning and I'm on my own, and what do I do?" said Sharon. "I wouldn't know where to pick the pieces up and start."
Sharon and Ozzy met during his early rock 'n' roll days, and the family is incredibly close. Their daughter Kelly rushed to the hospital after the accident, and recalled conversations with her father.
"I didn't realize how bad it was. Because he was fully talking to me … And all he kept saying is, 'I love you. I'm going to be OK,' " said Kelly. "And I'm like, oh my God, my dad's gonna die. And I'm by myself. And it was the horriblest thing that's ever happened to me."
The Osbournes continue their discussion with Diane Sawyer tonight on Primetime, at 10 p.m. ET with more on Ozzy's life-threatening injuries, his eight-day coma and ongoing rehabilitation. Plus, an update on Sharon's health after her battle with cancer.
The Osbournes airs on MTV Tuesday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET.