Ozzy Osbourne

British musician

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English heavy metal singer.

Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne in 2010
John Michael Osbourne

(1948-12-03) 3 December 1948 (age 75)
Marston Green, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • artist
Thelma Riley
(m. 1971; div. 1982)

Sharon Levy
(m. 1982)
Children6, including Aimee, Kelly and Jack
Musical career
GenresHeavy metal[1]
InstrumentsVocals, Harmonica
Years active1967–present
LabelsEpic, CBS, Jet

Osbourne was born in Marston Green Hospital in Marston Green, England. [2], He grew up in Aston, Birmingham, England. He has dyslexia.[3] He was convicted of burglary when he was a teenager,[3] for which he was fined. He was sent to prison for not paying the fine.

Osbourne was the lead singer for Black Sabbath between 1968 and 1978. He joined again in 1997 for occasional tours. Osbourne and Bob Daisley wrote a song called 'Suicide Solution', which was released on Blizzard of Ozz. It was heavily ridiculed claiming it was about suicide, which coincided with the words "shoot, shoot" whispered in the song.[4] Osbourne was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio in June 1979. However, Daisley states it's about Osbourne’s substance and alcohol abuse. He bit the head off of a bat on stage while on a solo tour in Des Moines, Iowa supporting the Bark at the Moon album.

He and his wife Sharon have three children together: Aimee, Kelly and Jack. He also has three children from his first marriage to Thelma Riley:[5] Elliot, Jessica, and Louis.

Osbourne released his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz in 1980.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, which he publicly revealed in January 2020.[6]

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  1. "Black Sabbath". AllMusic.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. Cannon, Matt (2018-08-07). "Ozzy Osbourne's first home revealed - and it's not in Aston". BirminghamLive. Retrieved 2023-05-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beverly Hills' batty Brit
  4. VH1: Behind The Music--Ozzy Osbourne, VH1. Paramount Television, 1998.
  5. "Ozzy Osbourne and Thelma Riley". Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  6. "Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's diagnosis". BBC News. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2020-01-21.