The seven-acre Buckinghamshire mansion of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has reportedly suffered £300,000 of damage in the recent floods affecting parts of the UK, meaning that they will not be able to stay at the property for nine months.
The Met Office recently revealed that the southern part of Britain experienced the wettest winter since records began in 1910. Buckinghamshire was one of the worst affected parts of the country.
As The Mirror reports, Ozzy Osbourne said: “It’s been completely flooded. The rain has battered down the walls and seeped through everything. There is water everywhere. We’ve been told it’s going to cost £300,000 to repair but we can’t even go about getting it fixed because it’s going to take nine months to dry out. The place is ruined. If it’s not one thing, it’s the other.”
The Osbournes have already endured fire and burglary at the same property. A decade ago, a fire broke out in the house as the couple slept, leaving them in need of treatment for smoke inhalation. There was another fire in 2006, when the house was unoccupied. In 2004, a masked intruder broke in to the mansion and made off with £1m worth of jewellery, despite being tackled by Ozzy. Sharon Osbourne’s wedding ring was recovered following an appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch.
In 2003, Ozzy broke a vertebrae in his neck riding a quad bike in the grounds.