Ozzy Osbourne & Sharon Osbourne moved back to the UK a few months ago.
Sharon told Consequence the decision was made easier by the fact that “California is not what it once was.”
Here’s what Sharon said:
“When I first came here, I thought I was in heaven.”
“In the ’70s, if you loved music, this was the place to be. It’s not that hub anymore. It’s not exciting anymore. It hasn’t gone sideways, it’s gone down. It’s not a fun place to live. It’s dangerous here. Every big city’s got crime, but I don’t feel safe here. Neither does Ozzy.”
In a new interview with Consequence of Sound, Ozzy Osbourne gave an update on his health.
“It’s a slow recovery. The surgery [I had earlier this year] in my spine, my neck, the first surgeon who did it, he f*cked it all up, and I had to have other surgeries to put things back again as normal as possible. And when they go into your spine, they cut nerves, so it’s taken a while for the nerves to react to anything.
“I am getting there. It’s a very slow recovery. I’m not good at being sick anyway, and it’s too f*cking slow for me. I’ve never been this laid up in my life.”
He also added:
“I’m determined to get back on the stage again. I don’t think I’ll be doing f*cking nine-month tours anymore. But I don’t even know myself.
“Right now, I’m still in recovery, and I have a goal. And my goal is to get back onstage. It’s the driving force in me. I miss my audience. I miss doing gigs. I miss my crew. I miss my band. I miss the whole thing.”
During a conversation with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne confirmed Black Sabbath won’t reunite again and his regret about Black Sabbath’s farewell tour.
When asked about Black Sabbath, Ozzy said:
“I was talking to [guitarist] Tony Iommi the other day, and he was saying, by the looks of it, we’re gonna be a f*cking thing of the past in the respect that there’ll be no more indoor gigs.”
When asked about Tony’s interest to play one more Black Sabbath gig, Ozzy said:
“Not for me. It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with [drummer] Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that.
“It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice.
“I’ve talked to him a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig]. Maybe Tony’s getting bored now.”