Ozzy Osbourne explains why he is leaving America: “Everything is ridiculous there”

Ozzy Osbourne (pictured at the Commonwealth Games on August 8) says back in England “everything is ridiculous” in America. (Photo: ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne’s American dream is coming to an end.

While the Black Sabbath rocker and his family’s Los Angeles antics brought them early MTV reality TV fame The Osbournes, Osbourne is ready to return to his native England. In a new interview at Observerthe 73-year-old cited gun violence in the United States as a factor in his decision to leave.

“Everything is ridiculous there,” Osbourne told the British newspaper. “I’m tired of 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 crazy”.

He’s been beset by health issues in recent years — including a Parkinson’s diagnosis, two staph infections, pneumonia, COVID-19 and, most recently, surgery in June to remove metal plates that were pressing on his spine after a grueling 2019 procedure around his neck — Osbourne noted, “I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in fucking Forest Lawn,” referring to LA’s busy cemetery.

“I’m English,” added the Birmingham-based musician. “I want to go back. But saying that if my wife said we should go and live in Timbuktu, I’ll go… But, no, it’s just time to go home.”

Wife Sharon Osbourne has given her own reasons for putting the family’s LA on the market.

“It’s just time,” she said, adding that her husband’s health problems had not accelerated plans to return to England. “America has changed so drastically. It’s not the United States of America at all. Nothing is unified about it. It’s a very strange place to live right now.”

Sharon has also been working in the UK since being fired from the CBS talk show last year The reason following an internal investigation into her on-air feud with co-host Sheryl Underwood. During the row, Osbourne defended British talk show host Piers Morgan, whose criticism of Meghan Markle had been accused of being racist in nature.

Sharon has since spoken out about how her career has been scarred by the United States since her ouster The reason.

Osbourne opens up about his health struggles and his decision to leave the US (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Osbourne opens up about his health struggles and his decision to leave the US (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“My phone as far as my TV career here was non-existent, not one call. Nothing,” she told the Sunday Times this April. “In England and Australia it never changed. Here it was like I was dead.”

Osbourne recently made, by his own account, his first trip to the UK in eight years. On August 8 – just two months after his latest operation – the rocker returned to his hometown of Birmingham to perform his hit ‘Paranoid’ at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony alongside Tony Iommi, his bandmate Black Sabbath. According to the Osbournes, they initially declined the opportunity, but felt more hopeful about Ozzy’s health after his appearance at Comic-Con in July.

“[Organizers] he called six days before the gig and said, “Do you think Ozzy could do it now?” And I said to him, “Can you do it?” said Sharon to finally close the Commonwealth Games performance. “He said yes, and that was it. Six days, I turned it around, booked the flight, collected everyone.”

“It’s a song — and I’ve been singing it every night for the last 55 years, so I’m not going to forget the words!” Her husband added that he agreed to play. He noted that Sharon, nervous about falling on stage, insisted on having a prop on stage to provide support.

“So I leaned into it,” he explained. “And I was holding the microphone. I was kind of stuck. Every time I see my Parkinson’s doctor, the first thing he says to me is: ‘Have you had falls?’ Not only that, I’m on blood thinners. I’m quite confused, actually.”

Osbourne said the Commonwealth Games show “gave me a bit of hope” for his future musical prospects. The rocker admitted it Observer that he was previously in a dark place as he suffered from severe nerve pain stemming from his 2019 neck surgery.

“It got so bad that at one point I thought, ‘Oh my God, please don’t let me wake up tomorrow morning.’ Because it was an agony,” he said.

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