Ozzy Osbourne has announced he plans to move back to the UK with his wife Sharon because he ‘doesn’t want to die in crazy America’.
The singer, 73, who has resided in Beverly Hills for over 25 years, claimed ‘everything’s f****** ridiculous’ Stateside and highlighted the country’s history of school shootings.
Joined by his music manager wife Sharon, 69, he is thought to be relocating to their 120-year-old Grade II listed Buckinghamshire pile Welders House.
‘I’m fed up with people getting killed every day!’ Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he’s moving back to UK with Sharon as he ‘doesn’t want to die’ in ‘crazy’ America (pictured in 2020)
He 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*****g crazy.’
Despite California’s Forest Lawn cemetery being the favoured burial ground by celebrities such as Paul Walker, Brittany Murphy and Bette Davis, Ozzy made it crystal clear that he doesn’t want to follow suit.
He continued: ‘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.’
Quashing any speculating that the move could have been promoted by Ozzy’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Sharon added: ‘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.’
Angry: The singer, 73, who has resided in Beverly Hills for over 25 years , claimed ‘everything’s f****** ridiculous’ Stateside and highlighted its history of school shootings (pictured in 2020)
The Black Sabbath hitmaker returned to the stage earlier this month in his hometown of Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony – just two months after ‘life-altering surgery’.
Ozzy revealed in an interview with The Sun earlier this month that he was told he could have been paralysed for life, after undergoing his first spinal surgery back in 2019.
The hitmaker was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019, and that same year suffered a horror fall that aggravated a neck injury from his 2003 quad bike accident.
Home country: Joined by his music manager wife Sharon, 69, he is thought to be relocating to their Buckinghamshire pile Welders House (stock image)
The injury triggered previous nerve damage from his quad bike accident 17 years ago, where he fractured eight ribs and a vertebra in his neck on his English country estate.
He underwent spinal surgery which left him with 15 screws in his back, nerve pain in his neck, back, shoulders and arms, and the star fearing getting ‘bolts in his neck.’
He told The Sun: ‘I was told, ”You’ve got a good chance of being paralysed for the rest of your life”. ‘You just don’t expect the surgeon to be a f*****g butcher. I was left in agony.’
Doing his thing: The Black Sabbath hitmaker returned to the stage earlier this month in his hometown of Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games
Discussing the impact his health woes had on his beloved wife Sharon, he said: ‘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.’
Ozzy’s last tour show was in December 2018, where he performed at Ozzfest in Inglewood as part of farewell tour, No More Tours II.
Further legs of the tour were cancelled in 2019 and 2019 due to his health and the pandemic. The tour is set to resume in 2023.
This year, the rock icon has had two operations, the most recent of which took place in June, with Ozzy saying: ‘Thank God I found the right surgeon who knows how to deal with spinal problems.
Health battle: Ozzy revealed in a new interview earlier this month that he was told he could have been paralysed for life after undergoing his first spinal surgery back in 2019 (pictured recently with wife Sharon and daughter Kelly, left)
‘He had to cut nerves and you have to take f*****g nerve-pain pills, but I am getting better.’
Ozzy added that he is undergoing physiotherapy to ensure he gets back to peak fitness as he works on his 13th studio album.
The star added that his doctor had informed him he had the ‘mildest ever’ form of Parkin 2 – a form of Parkinson’s disease – and revealed he doesn’t shake at all.
It comes after Ozzy was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon called ‘a major operation’ that would ‘determine the rest of his life’.
Goodbye? Ozzy’s last tour show was in December 2018, where he performed at Ozzfest in Inglewood as part of farewell tour, No More Tours II
Ozzy hadn’t performed since November 28 2020 in Germany due to being in recovery.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at Comic-Con in San Diego, he said of his health: ‘I like to see people, you know.
‘That’s been the hardest thing of the past three years, because I’ve been trying to recover from my surgery.’
Revealing he is on the mend, he added: ‘I’m getting there. It’s a slow climb back, you know?’
Gratitude: Ozzy was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital in June after undergoing what Sharon called ‘a major operation’ that would ‘determine the rest of his life’
Ozzy said after undergoing the operation in June: ‘I am now home from the hospital recuperating comfortably.
‘I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery.’
His wife Sharon shared a message to her Twitter account the day after the surgery to thank her fans for sending their best wishes to the singer.
She also made a point of writing: ‘Ozzy is doing well and on the road to recovery!’
WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people, and around 127,000 people in the UK live with the condition.
Figures also suggest one million Americans also suffer.
It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.
It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine because nerve cells that make it have died.
There is currently no cure and no way of stopping the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try and change that.