Ozzy Osbourne on his and wife's 'suicide pact': 'I've said to Sharon 'Just turn the machine off''

'If I had a stroke and was paralysed I don't want to be here,' said the Black Sabbath frontman

Ozzy Osbourne on his and wife's 'suicide pact': 'I've said to Sharon 'Just turn the machine off''

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Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has spoken out about the 'suicide pact' between him and his wife Sharon, which she first revealed in her 2007 autobiography.

He confirmed that the pair had agreed to take the other to assisted dying organisation Dignitas if either of them were to develop Alzheimer’s disease. However, he said to The Mirror that their deal has now been extended to other conditions.

"If I can't live my life the way I'm living it now – and I don't mean financially – then that's it...", he commented. "If I can't get up and go to the bathroom myself and I've got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I've said to Sharon, 'Just turn the machine off'. If I had a stroke and was paralysed I don't want to be here."

He added that he has not drunk alcohol in 480 days and discussed his last drug and booze relapse. "Sharon was pretty pissed off with me. She'd wait like a praying mantis to catch me out drunk or stoned. And when she did she would throw books at me, all sorts. She once broke all my platinum discs, smashing them over my head. Last year when I was in a hotel, and she found out, she gets a pot of coffee and throws it in my face. It fucking hurt and I had a red face for days."

Last year Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he had relapsed and had been taking drugs and drinking. The singer posted a frank statement on his Facebook page which confirmed that he had stopped his "insane behaviour".

Black Sabbath headlined Hyde Park last night (July 4) as part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival. Between songs, Osbourne told the crowd that July 4 – Independence Day in the United States – marked his wedding anniversary to wife and manager, Sharon. He then encouraged the crowd to give her a round of applause for keeping him alive through his years of hard living. "Do you know what day it is today? It's my fucking wedding anniversary," he commented. "Sharon! Get out here!"

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