Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath, sobriety, healing the pain, overcoming the alcohol, and sticking it to Lollapalooza. John Michael ‘Ozzy’ Osbourne has been around for a quarter-century.
The 73-year-old Black Sabbath guitarist also has Parkinson’s disease and is also battling various medical concerns after injuries from a quad bike crash in 2003 were compounded when he collapsed at home in America in 2019.
He is, nevertheless, willing to continue composing music and return to the stage.
The rock star was spotted last weekend at Andrew Watt’s recording studio in Beverly Hills, looking fragile yet utilizing a walking cane to get to and from.
Ozzy, who has said that he has difficulties walking normally these days, walked with a companion while wearing a big red coat and his trademark glasses.
When asked whether he was shocked to have gotten it this far despite decades of severe drinking and drug abuse, Ozzy said, “Absolutely. So are a lot of people.”
He added: “At f***ing seventy-three I’ve done pretty well. I don’t plan on going anywhere, but my time’s going to come.”
Ozzy tested positive for Covid in April, and Sharon, 69, stepped down from her new TalkTV show, The Talk, to tend to her partner.
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