June 29, 2014 12:19

Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Knighthood would be great’

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

Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Knighthood would be great’
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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