Ozzy Osbourne has revealed in a brand new interview that he desires to maintain performing, regardless of retiring from touring earlier this yr.
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Chatting with Tenacious D‘s Jack Black and Kyle Gass for Metallic Hammer, Osbourne shared that although he’s completed with prolonged excursions, the Prince of Darkness isn’t ruling out extra performances, saying “I don’t know easy methods to do the rest. The considered sitting in my home all day… I’m a highway canine, ? I’ve been doing it fucking 55 years. It’s the most effective factor to have ever occurred to me”.
“I imply, doing a stay present is what I stay for,” Osbourne mentioned. “I’ve needed to cancel my European tour however I’m decided. I’ve gotta do extra gigs [even] if I’ve to get somebody to wheel me on the market. I imply, you may’t retire from this sport. It’s not a job, it’s a fucking ardour.”
Regardless of his age and diminishing well being, Osbourne is adamant on performing the occasional present, recalling a time when he carried out to a “standing ovation” regardless that he had misplaced his voice.
Ozzy Osbourne performs on the Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, Wisconsin, Could 29, 1982. (Image: Paul Natkin/Getty Photos)
“One time I used to be at a gig at Nassau Coliseum in New York. On the way in which to the gig, my voice went out. The youngsters have been already there and I assumed, ‘What the fuck am I gonna do now?’ I went out and tried to sing they usually gave me a standing ovation. The youngsters would quite see you being unhealthy than go dwelling,” Osbourne mentioned.
Ozzy Osbourne introduced his retirement from touring on February 1, calling off his European and UK tour dates within the course of. His retirement announcement got here following a fall at his Los Angeles dwelling which required neck surgical procedure.
Only a few weeks after asserting his retirement, Osbourne mentioned he would carry out once more if his physique can deal with it: “So, if I can ever get again to the place I can tour once more, positive. However proper now, should you mentioned to me, ‘Are you able to go on the highway in a month?’ I couldn’t say sure. I imply, if I may tour I’d tour. However proper now I can’t ebook excursions as a result of proper now, I don’t assume I may pull them off.”
Ozzy Osbourne performs throughout half-time of the NFL sport between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Payments at SoFi Stadium on September 08, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Credit score: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Photos.
In late March, Osbourne was introduced for the upcoming debut of a brand new California competition Energy Journey in October alongside AC/DC, Metallica, Weapons N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and Instrument. Get your tickets right here.
Osbourne has suffered various well being issues in recent times resulting from Parkinson’s Illness, which he was identified with in 2003, however didn’t announce publicly till 2020. The singer’s spouse Sharon opened up about her husband’s analysis in October final yr.
Final yr, he additionally underwent main surgical procedure to take away and realign pins in his neck and again. The surgical procedure was successful, with the singer later thanking followers for his or her “their ideas, prayers and well-wishes” after he was discharged.
The Prince of Darkness’ thirteenth studio album got here out in September final yr, incomes four-stars from NME in a evaluation that described the file as a “fizzing piece of hard-rock magic”.