by Josh Ford | 24News
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne says he and his family are leaving the United States for good.
“Since I had my [first neck] surgery and everything got f***ed up, it’s been three or four years since I’ve performed,” Osbourne said. “And I was thinking it’ll never happen again. But that show’s given me a bit of hope.”
“They called six days before the gig and said: ‘Do you think Ozzy could do it now?’” Sharon Osbourne recalled. “And I said to him: ‘Can you do it?’ He said yeah, and that was it. Six days, turned it around, booked the flight, got everybody together.”
Osbourne’s reasons for leaving the U.S. are mainly for political and social reasons.
“America has changed so drastically,” Sharon said. “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,” Sharon added.
“Everything’s f***ing ridiculous there,” Ozzy said. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day.”
Ozzy referenced the still-unexplained Las Vegas shooting at a country-music concert in 2017, in which the shooter had porported U.S. intelligence ties, and about whom the FBI has still not released a report.
“God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert,” he continued.
“It’s f***ing crazy,” Ozzy added. “And I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in f***ing Forest Lawn.”
“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.”