‘Buh-bye, Ozzy’: Osbourne says he’s taking wife, leaving ‘crazy’ America because ‘he doesn’t want to die’

Ozzy Osbourne — the guy who once allegedly bit the head off a bat onstage — thinks “everything’s f***ing ridiculous” in America, so he’s taking his wife, Sharon, and heading back to Britain.

“Everything’s f***ing ridiculous there,” the 73-year-old rocker told The Observer. “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***ing crazy.”

“And I don’t want to die in America,” he continued. “I don’t want to be buried in fucking Forest Lawn.”

The famous Los Angeles cemetery is the final resting place of such iconic celebrities as Lucile Ball, Debbie Reynolds, and Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, and Freddie Prinze.

“I’m English,” Ozzy said. “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,” he added, “it’s just time for me to come home.”

Lucky for him, his longtime wife, Sharon Osbourne seems happy to abandon Beverly Hills for English pastures.

“It’s just time,” she said. “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.”

In recent years, the former Black Sabbath frontman has battled “life-altering” surgeries and a war with Parkinson’s disease — a diagnosis he received in 2003.

The physical limitations didn’t stop the so-called “Prince of Darkness” from returning to the stage this month for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in his Birmingham hometown.

Prior to that, Ozzy was performing in a farewell tour, having played at Ozzfest in Inglewood in December 2018.

With health complications, a horrific neck injury, and COVID-19 lockdowns, the No More Tours II shows were cancelled in 2019 and 2020, and are now set to resume in 2023, according to the Daily Mail.

Sharon was quick to dispel any notions that the couple’s return to the U.K. had anything to do with her husband’s health.

“I knew people would think that,” she said. “It’s not.”

What the pain from his neck and spine injuries and the frustration and issues from Parkinson’s has taught Ozzy is the importance of the here and now.

“You learn to live in the moment, because you don’t know [what’s going to happen],” he told The Observer. “You don’t know when you’re gonna wake up and you ain’t gonna be able to get out of bed. But you just don’t think about it.”

But if the musician’s announcement that he’s “fed up” with America was meant to generate any pleas for him to stay, the aging rocker may be in for a disappointment.

Fair or not, online, he’s just another lefty who threatened to leave the country because he isn’t getting his political way, and with many of his fellow celebrities — such as Whoopi Goldberg and Bette Middler — who have made similar threats but are still here, his announcement has generated more yawns than yells.

“Buh-bye, Ozzie,” wrote one user on Twitter.

“Oh how ridiculous,” wrote another.

And according to a third, celebrities are too “out of touch” to be taken seriously.

“I love celebs leaving America saying it’s too violent,” the user tweeted. “Yet, at the southern border millions of people can’t come to America fast enough to escape their truly violent countries. Celebrities are absolutely, completely and totally out of touch.”

Melissa Fine


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