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Ozzy Osbourne’s new album was first he recorded sober

by WENN February 25th, 2020, 9:28 am

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Ozzy Osbourne's new album, Ordinary Man, is the first he has recorded completely sober.

The rock icon's first solo album in a decade was released on Friday and in a candid new Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, the former Black Sabbath star reveals he was clean and present throughout the process.

"I thought it was the drugs and the alcohol that made it all work," he told Lowe, "but it's not true. All I was doing for years is self-medicating 'cause I didn't like the way I felt.

"This is the first album I've co-wrote and recorded f**king completely sober (sic)… The last album, I wrote some of it stoned. I quite like being sober now 'cause at least I can remember the f**king thing I did yesterday."

Ozzy also told the radio host he feels blessed to be alive after so many of his rock star peers and friends have died.

"I'm not being funny and I'm not being cocky, but I can remember times when I've f**king woke up with puke down me (sic)," he added. "I've f**king woke up with a bed full of blood, when I've fallen down and banged my head or whatever. My friend John Bonham, I used to go drinking with him. He died. Bon Scott, he died. I don't know what to f**king say.

"People go, 'You must have the Midas touch' or whatever. I'm lucky. I wasn't any better than any of them. I even f**king would go so far as to say I was worse in some cases. But it's the luck of the draw. Seventy-one and I don't f**king understand how I got there."