Legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel and postpone shows recently due to sad health issues, but in a recent Metal Hammer interview, he discussed nearly dying from drugs.
“When I first tried being sober I did think, ‘I’m better than I was before!’ But that’s because before I was lying on some bathroom floor covered in piss! I just got fed up with myself. It was fun for awhile but in the end, with all the chemicals, I’d nearly kill myself on a daily basis. I know what to do if I fancy a drink. I know how to get one of those. But right now I don’t want one.”
He also said “If you’d said to me years ago, ‘How long do you think you’ll last?’ I would’ve said, ‘I’ll be dead by 40!’” he admits. “Luck has shadowed me all the way. If you’d read a news story that said, ‘Ozzy Osbourne has been found dead in his hotel room!’, you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, really?’ would you? You’d say, ‘Well, obviously!’”
Ozzy listing his mishaps and injuries basically sounds like something out of a Wile E Coyote cartoon. “I’ve fallen out of life shafts and windows. I broke my neck on a quad bike. There was one time when I died twice on the way to hospital. I might be unsinkable!” You know what, Ozz, we might just have to agree with you.
You can go to NA.org to find a local Narcotics Anonymous meeting if you are struggling with addiction.