‘I’m American now’: Ozzy Osbourne admits he is reluctant to leave US after claiming country is unsafe
While much has been made about the Ozzy and his wife Sharon's exodus from the States, the Prince of Darkness would prefer to 'stay in America'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne is relocating to England after many years of living in Los Angeles. The Prince of Darkness would rather "stay in America" despite the focus on his departure from the United States.
Ozzy, 73, and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, have lived in the United States for more than 25 years, and the vocalist is now hesitant to go back home to England. Ozzy, an Englishman born in Birmingham, stated, "To be honest with you, if I had my way, I'd stay in America. I'm American now."
The Osbournes' return to the UK will be the focus of a new reality series on the BBC, called Home to Roost that will air next year. But he never wanted to leave the United States, according to Consequence. "I'm getting a bit of flak from people," Ozzy talked about the move, saying that he would rather live in the United States than go back home, "If I had my way, I’d stay in America."
The announcement came after Ozzy’s statement a month earlier that he was “fed up” with America and that his family was headed back to England because of the relentless string of mass shootings in the US “Everything’s f—ing ridiculous there. I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings,” Osbourne said in a an interview with The Observer.
"When my wife got called a racist on [The Talk], she is absolutely not a racist," Osbourne declares. "Her friend is Piers Morgan [who made disparaging comments about Meghan Markle]. She didn’t say, ‘I agree with him.’ She just respected his ability to have freedom of speech. That’s all that she said. And she got a lot of flak from that, so we actually had to have f***ing armed guards and all that."
Sharon, meanwhile, talks about the safety of Los Angeles in general, "When I first came here, I thought I was in heaven. In the ’70s, if you loved music, this was the place to be. It’s not that hub anymore. It’s not exciting anymore. It hasn’t gone sideways, it’s gone down. It’s not a fun place to live. It’s dangerous here. Every big city’s got crime, but I don’t feel safe here. Neither does Ozzy."
Sharon also stated that her move back to the UK had nothing to do with her husband's Parkinson's diagnosis. She explained, "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. It's a very weird place to live right now." However, Ozzy is still adamant that he would rather remain in Los Angeles, "To be honest with you, I don’t want to go back [to England]. F*** that."
Ozzy will once again have cameras following him around all day with the new reality series, just like he did when 'The Osbournes' aired on MTV from 2002 to 2005.