For the last two decades of his life, the Black Sabbath lead vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne, has been living in L.A. However, it seems like he’shad it enough of the States and is now planning on returning to his homeland, England.
Ozzy was born and raised in Birmingham. He and his band, which he was fired from back in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, were highly influential on the development of heavy metal music.
Recently, Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, spoke of their life in America and said, “It’s a very weird place to live right now.”
During the last couple of years, ‘The Prince of Darkness’ suffered several medical conditions and was forced to undergo several surgeries.
Ever since his quad-bike accident in 2003, everything went downfall for the famous musician. Later, in 2019, he suffered yet another life-threatening fall when he fell in his bathroom and dislodged metal screws in his spine.
“I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, lost my balance, and landed flat on my face,” Ozzy explained.
“When I fell to the ground, I noticed a large white flash and said to myself, ‘you’ve finally accomplished it now.’
“I knew it was serious, and I thought I was paralyzed; thus, I remarked very gently to Sharon, ‘Sharon, I can’t move.’ It appears that I’ve broken my neck. Dial 9-1-1 for an ambulance.”
However, according to Sharon, Ozzy’s decision to return to the UK has nothing to do with his health and his recent Parkinson Disease diagnosis.
“I knew people would think that. It’s not. It’s just time. America has changed so drastically. It isn’t the United States of America at all. Nothing’s united about it,” she said.
Ozzy himself spoke how he feels about America.
“Everything’s f*cking ridiculous there. I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert… It’s f*cking crazy,” he told The Observer.
He’s also fed up with Hollywood’s glam and everything it brings.
“And I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in f*cking Forest Lawn,” the memorial park in LA where many celebs are laid to rest.
“I’m English. I want to be back. But saying that, if my wife said we’ve got to go and live in Timbuktu, I’ll go. But, no, it’s just time for me to come home,”he added.
Recently, Ozzy went back home to Birmingham after nearly 10 years where he reunited with Black Sabbath. The group performed at the Commonwealth Games in the city.
Ozzy was approached with an offer to perform several times, but he declined it as he wasn’t feeling confident to be on stage because of his health. However, once he felt fine and performed in July at Comic Con in San Diego, he was given another offer which he accepted.
No matter what he chooses to do, we wish Ozzy and his family only the best.
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