While appearing on Nikki Sixx‘s show Sixx Sense, guitarist Zakk Wylde talks about when Ozzy once sat down with him after going completely sober, yet is still blown away by the fact that he isn’t dead.
Despite Ozzy Osbourne’s wildly insane history of indulging in drugs, alcohol, sex, and many other vices, the man has defied the odds and is still alive and kicking at the age of 69 years old. While many people are amazed by Ozzy’s mortality, nobody is more surprised by this than the Ozz-man himself!
“Me and Oz where just sitting there, and Oz goes, (in his best Ozzy Osbourne impression) ‘Zakk.’ I go ‘What’s up Oz?’ ‘Look at me. I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I quit smoking. I never thought I’d do that. I don’t even drink coffee anymore.’ And I go, ‘Huh.’ He goes, ‘Zakk, why am I alive?’”
Ozzy echoes Zakk’s story, emphasizing the level of excess he would take drugs and booze. “I could sit here and go, ‘Oh, a glass of wine would be good.’ Next minute I’m waking up somewhere where I didn’t intend to be in a bad state, because I couldn’t stop!”
Ozzy and Zakk also discussed the real reasons why Zakk was outed from the band, being on reality television, the huge budgets for music videos, Ozzy’s obsession with The Beatles, and much more!