Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Knighthood would be great’

The legendary singer is at the centre of a campaign by fans to get him knighted

Jack Osbourne is set to produce a documentary about his father, Ozzy Osbourne titled 'John' – Ozzy's real name. The documentary will feature interviews with Ozzy's Black Sabbath band-mates. Jack told Rolling Stone that he was inspired to make the film because he thought the media had misrepresented his father.
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he "can't imagine anything better" than receiving a knighthood.

The 65-year-old is at the centre of a petition started by fan Helen Maidiotis, who created the ‘The Knighthood of Ozz' campaign. She argues a knighthood is "well deserved and long overdue" for the Black Sabbath lead singer.

"I've heard about that. Getting knighted? I can't imagine anything better," he told Time Out. "And my wife [Sharon] would become a Lady, which would be pretty cool. But I'm not gonna get upset if it doesn't happen. I never thought I'd get further than Aston [in Birmingham, England, where he was born]."

Osbourne also revealed that he’s shocked his career has managed to last almost half a century, admitting he believed it would only go on for a "couple of years" at best:

"I don't [look back], but I guess I should a bit more. Because I know when I had my first successful album with Sabbath I thought, 'Oh this is great, this will last a couple of years. I'll just get drunk every night and have a few chicks in my room'.”

He continued: "And here I am, 45 years down the road and I'm doing better than ever. I haven't always been on top of the world – there have been bad times as well – but you don't just give up at the first sign of choppy waters: you carry on rowing."

Osbourne admitted during press conference earlier this month (June), that there is a possibility of a new Black Sabbath album, saying that the band "just wanna finish this tour and then we'll see."



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