Ozzy Osbourne Says He Doesn’t Want To Die In America
Ozzy Osbourne has come out with some interesting takes on America where he wants to be when it's all said and done
There are plenty of people who are leaving various states en masse, but leaving the United States as a whole is a different prospect. While there are probably plenty of people who have thought about dipping out of the US and living abroad, Ozzy Osbourne is actually going through with the move. Of course, this might be a little easier for Osbourne considering 1. he’s very rich and 2. he’s from England anyway.
Ozzy Osbourne recently told the Observer that he is on his way out, citing a variety of reasons for the move. The first reason he gives is the fact that he doesn’t want to die in America amidst all of the ongoing gun violence. Ozzy says “Everything’s fucking ridiculous there. I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings,” adding, ” I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in fucking Forest Lawn.” In a previous interview in March with The Mirror, Ozzy cited tax reasons for his move, saying the taxes in LA have gotten too high. It seems like Ozzy Osbourne is definitely ready to head home, and his reasons are as good as any.
Another reason is undoubtedly the fact that his wife, Sharon Osbourne, has a brand new job in the UK. The TV star recently exited her hosting gig on The Talk (US) embroiled in controversy. Her current gig is hosting The Talk (UK), which isn’t a huge changeup but it does require a change of location. The fact that his wife has a job in the UK and Ozzy Osbourne’s other cited reasons seem to be more than enough to convince the rock star to retire for good in England.
Ozzy Osbourne’s concerns about gun violence certainly aren’t unfounded. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 450 mass shootings in the US this year so far. The country was most recently rocked to the core when nineteen students and two teachers were fatally shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
In his interview, Ozzy Osbourne also referenced the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, which claimed the lives of 58 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history. According to a 2017 study, the United States has a substantially larger problem with gun violence than other first-world countries. The study shows that there are 4.43 violent gun deaths per 100,000 people in the US, whereas the UK has .06 violent gun deaths per 100,000 people. Statistically, Ozzy would definitely be going somewhere where gun violence is less prominent if that’s his main concern.
Although Ozzy Osbourne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019, he is still going strong with his music career. The rockstar rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the metal band Black Sabbath, but he’ll be going on the road again for tours in 2023. As you might expect from his statements in the interview, the tour is a Europe tour. He’ll be playing in countries such as Germany, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Finland, and the UK. He’s also releasing an album in the coming weeks titled Patient Number 9. The lead single from the album, also titled “Patient Number 9” is already out with a music video animated by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. The album also includes features from artists such as Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton, and more. You can check out his new album when it releases on September 9.