This week, Ozzy Osbourne hinted that he is moving back to his native UK from his longtime home in Los Angeles due to the amount of gun violence in the US
There have already been more than 300 mass shootings in the United States this year, according to Gun Violence Archive.
The legendary heavy metal singer and Black Sabbath the co-founder’s reason adds a new layer to what was previously reported to be one relocation for tax reasons. The musician set his LA residence for sale this summer.
“Everything is bloody ridiculous there,” Osbourne told UK’s The Guardian of the states on Aug. 28.
“I’m tired of people being killed every day,” he continued. “God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there it was mass shooting in Vegas at that concert [in 2017]. … It’s freaking crazy.”
The singer added: “I don’t want to die in America; I don’t want to be buried in hell [Hollywood cemetery] Forest lawn. I’m English – I want to go back. But saying that, if my wife said we have to live in Timbuktu, I’ll go. But no, it’s just time for me to come home.’
Sharon Osbournethe singer’s longtime wife and manager, who is an entertainer and media personality herself, seemed to agree with the assessment.
“It is not [Ozzy’s health]” she said of the move. “It’s just time. America has changed so drastically. It is not the United States at all – nothing is united about it. It’s a very strange place to live right now.”
In June, Ozzy health issues explained he faced recently, which included contracting COVID-19 earlier this year. Around the same time, Sharon said that Ozzy was “on the road to recovery” after reviewing neck and spine surgery. The rocker too shared an uplifting message.
But Ozzy isn’t done yet. “I’ll give it the best shot I can for another tour,” he told the Guardian this week. “You haven’t seen the end of Ozzy Osbourne, I promise you. If I’m going to go up there and die on the first song, I’ll still come back the next day.”
Ozzy’s 13th solo album Patient number 9 arrives Sept. 9. Last month, he released the single “Decomposition rules” with another Black Sabbath alum Tony Iommi. (Earlier this month, the two reunited on stage to close England’s Commonwealth Games 2022.) Ozzy shared Jeff Beck– assisted title number in June. Pre-order Patient number 9 here; listen below.
Ozzy Osbourne feat. Jeff Beck, “Patient Number 9”
Ozzy Osbourne feat. Tony Iommi, “Degradation Rules”
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