Ozzy Osbourne feared no one would recognize him on the Hometown Show

Ozzy Osbourne worried that no one would know who he was when he attended the Commonwealth Games final in his hometown of Birmingham last month.

His reunion on stage with Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi was a triumphant moment in the singer’s battle back from serious health problems. He is determined to get fit enough to complete his farewell tour and has just released his latest album, Patient number 9.

“I don’t think I’m ever going to win,” Osbourne said Rolling stones in a new interview, adding that before the brief appearance in Birmingham he was worried that “these kids don’t know who the hell I am.” He said he sometimes tells his wife and manager Sharon“Acting is the only thing I’ve done in my life that’s right or that I’m good at.”

“I tell him, ‘That’s not true,'” she noted. “He’s had his struggles and they’ve all been very public. But that’s not true; he’s hard on himself.” She went on to say that Ozzy’s drinking problems – he’s been sober for nine years now – stemmed from his self-doubt. β€œHe drank at first because he didn’t have confidence and it made him feel good. It gave him the confidence he didn’t have. And then it turns you on. As the disease progresses, people always become mean and do bad things and screw up their lives.”

Ozzy has in the past discussed the extent of his frail health, who has improved since his last operation. “I’m doing as well as I can, given the shit,” he said in the new interview. “If you had seen me a year or so ago, you would have thought, ‘No. No way.’ I couldn’t bloody move because of what the guy did wrong in the first surgery.”

“We will sue,” Sharon added. “You just don’t want anyone else to go through what you’ve been through. It’s a fucking nightmare. But here we are today and life is better.”

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