Turns out Ozzy Osbourne can’t actually remember how old he is

The 69-year-old Black Sabbath frontman has lost a year and thinks he's 70.

Ozzy Osbourne has inadvertently revealed that he doesn’t actually know how old he is.

Speaking to The Guardian, he said: “The hardest thing about getting old is all my good friends are dead.

“My problem, really, is I don’t remember I’m 70. I don’t really know what 70-year-old people are supposed to do. So I just do my own thing.”


The Black Sabbath frontman is actually 69 and doesn’t turn 70 until 3 December – a good six months away.

The singer also spoke about the possibility of moving back to England one day, having lived in Los Angeles since 1997.

“I’d like to move back to England one day,” he said.

“The weather is great here, but it’s so easy to fall into the LA bullshit. All the newspapers say I’m ill. Fuck off! I’m on the front of the National Enquirer, like: ‘Ozzy is dying, his last words were “Eugh”.’

Ozzy Osbourne

His love for British food may well be the catalyst for his future move, after he revealed: “I make good fish and chips. You can get fish and chips in LA, but they’re bollocks. If you come to LA and you want good fish and chips, go to one of the English pubs.”


However, he also spoke of his struggle with making decisions: “Decision making is not a strong point for me. I have real problems with that. ‘Ozzy, do you want the red one or the black one?’ ‘Oh I don’t fucking know, you pick.'”

Osbourne will be making the trip to England next month to headline Download festival, along with Avenged Sevenfold and Guns N’ Roses.

He’ll be playing Sunday 10 June.

Back in March, Osbourne sued music giant AEG for allegedly “coercing” artists into committing to play its venues. He filed a class action antitrust lawsuit against the company, claiming that they prohibit artists from playing London’s The O2 unless they also play the Staples Center when touring Los Angeles.

He called it “explicit” and “brazen”.