The Prince of Darkness is GOING HOME: Ozzy Osbourne to leave US for fear of dying in 'violent' country
'I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings,' Osbourne said
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: The hard rock singer Ozzy Osbourne, 73, who has resided in Beverly Hills for over 25 years said he's "fed up" with violence in America and has announced his plans of moving back to his homeland with his wife Sharon Osbourne at their 120-year-old Grade II listed Buckinghamshire pile Welders House.
“Everything’s f–king ridiculous there,” Osbourne, 73, told The Guardian. “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–king crazy,” Osbourne said while referring to the tragic 2017 event in which a gunman killed over 20 people at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino during a country music festival. “And I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in f–king Forest Lawn,” he said. Forest Lawn is a well-known California cemetery where many celebrities have been 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.” Osbourne's wife Sharon, 69, who is also his music manager joined Osbourne in the conversation and emphasized that it's not just Osbourne's recent health conditions that fueled their decision of moving back. “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", she said.
'The Black Sabbath' frontman returned to the stage earlier this month for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Birmingham, just two months after undergoing "life-altering surgery." In an interview with The Sun earlier this month Osbourne revealed that he was told he could have been paralyzed for life, after undergoing his first spinal surgery back in 2019.
The hard rock singer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2019 and suffered a horrific fall that year that aggravated a neck injury from a quad bike accident in 2003. The injury triggered previous nerve damage from a quad bike accident on his English country estate 17 years ago, in which he fractured eight ribs and a vertebra in his neck. He had spinal surgery, which resulted in 15 screws in his back, nerve pain in his neck, back, shoulders, and arms, and the star fearing ''bolts in his neck.''
"I was told, ''You've got a good chance of being paralyzed for the rest of your life''. 'You just don't expect the surgeon to be a f*****g butcher. I was left in agony'', he told The Sun. ''Never have I been laid up so bad for so long. It's been breaking Sharon's heart to see me like this but I will get back on tour if it f*****g kills me'', he added.
In June, Osbourne was released from a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing what Sharon described as a "major operation" that would "determine the rest of his life." Since then he has been undergoing physiotherapy to ensure he gets back to peak fitness as he works on his 13th studio album.