During a conversation with The Metal Voice, original Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake talked about receiving two platinum discsfrom Osbourne last month and “burying the hatchet” with the singer.
As widely reported, Lee and original Ozzy bassist Bob Daisley were involved in a lengthy feud regarding the songwriting credits for “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman.”
The two musicians sued Ozzy and Sharon in 1998 for this reason, resulting with the removal of their performances from the albums’ 2002 reissues. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2003 by the United States District Court.
The drummer now said about receiving the platinum records (transcribed by the source):
“We were filming me packing for California on my upcoming autobiography documentary and then my manager came in and said, ‘I have a surprise delivery for you.’
“And he brought in these two big boxes and they were the two platinum Ozzy discs. It was a crying moment. We finally buried the hatchet between the Osbournes and myself.
“I respect Sharon and I love Ozzy to bits. Ozzy also sent me back a beautiful letter, handwritten.”
The terminally-ill Kerslake also talked about his current health situation, saying:
“The cancer has come back, unfortunately. It has come back with a vengeance but I am not worried about it at the moment. I am enjoying this moment and all the love.
“I am having a great time. My doctor told me before I left, they will be putting me on a new drug, and I am hopeful.”
During a separate conversation with Eric Blair, the drummer said about the discs:
“I can’t believe it. I sent a heartfelt letter to Ozzy, from me to him, personally, and he replied.
“It’s a great letter, and Sharon was very kind, very lovely. So all the water is under the bridge *sends kiss*. Ozzy, love you, man. And Sharon!”