Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and his family are leaving the United States for good — and according to a recent interview, their reasons have more to do with social and political issues than they do with the aging rocker’s recent health concerns.
Osbourne recently returned to Birmingham, England, for a performance that a series of health scares nearly derailed any possible returns to the stage — and he spoke with The Observer about everything from his health to his plans to move back to the United Kingdom.
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“Since I had my [first neck] surgery and everything got f***ed up, it’s been three or four years since I’ve performed,” Osbourne said just days after the show. “And I was thinking it’ll never happen again. But that show’s given me a bit of hope.”
He had initially turned the show down after several surgeries and other health scares — but when things were looking up, he had made a last minute decision to give it a whirl.
“They called six days before the gig and said: ‘Do you think Ozzy could do it now?’” Sharon Osbourne recalled. “And I said to him: ‘Can you do it?’ He said yeah, and that was it. Six days, turned it around, booked the flight, got everybody together.”
Ozzy’s recollection of the conversation was slightly more colorful than that of his wife: “I said to Sharon:…