Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne Move Back To U.K. Calling U.S. ‘A Very Weird Place To Live Right Now’
Ozzy Osbourne didn’t hold back about his issues with America even after being a resident for two decades. The rocker and his wife Sharon Osbourne sat down with The Observer after moving back to the United Kingdom and spoke about his health, late career and the failings of America that prompted his and Sharon’s decision.
The singer had just done a massive show in his hometown of Birmingham, which he said was a high point following several months of painful spinal surgery which was magnified by his Parkinson’s disease.
When asked about leaving America, he frankly said, “It isn’t the United States at all. Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to be.”
Osbourne said, “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have died in school shootings … I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in f––king Forest Lawn.” Osbourne is referring to a Los Angeles graveyard that houses many passed celebrities.
Moving to England certainly would decrease his chances of getting shot in a mass shooting.
Countries like England, Australia and Canada have enacted stricter gun-control measures and have mostly seen a reduction in gun violence across the board.
The 73-year-old musician is still putting out material, too. His album Patient Number 9 will drop on September 9 via Columbia Records.
He also hinted that he would be open to a tour if he could physically pull it off, cracking to the paper, “I promise you, if I have to go up there and die on the first song, I’ll still be back the next day.”