Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I was a miserable fucking arsehole’

Ex-Black Sabbath singer opens up about his lowest ebb

Ozzy Osbourne has admitted that he has used up “more lives than a cat” during his time on Earth so far.

The Black Sabbath frontman, who was speaking in a new interview with Kerrang!, said it is something of a miracle that he is still alive. “If a cat’s got nine lives then I’ve used all of those,” he said. “I’ve used all of your lives as well. And a lot of other people’s lives too.”

The singer also spoke about some of the lowest ebbs of his career, describing himself as a “miserable fucking arsehole” during the early 1980s when he was battling to overcome alcoholism.

Asked what his unhappiest moment was, he said: “When I couldn’t stop drinking. Alcoholism is ruthless. I could not stop drinking. Sharon [Osbourne] would have parties and I’d have to be the only one not invited. At the end of the day I was a miserable fucking arsehole. “

Ozzy Osbourne plays a one-off London show at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 21.