Ozzy Osbourne has enjoyed an incredible, yet controversial time in the spotlight. In celebration of the 14th anniversary of “The Osbournes” series finale on March 21, 2005, Vintage Heavy Metal is taking a photographic look back at the life of Ozzy Osbourne.
In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat he thought was rubber while performing in Iowa. He later shared in 2002 that the bat bit him back, leading to him being treated for rabies. In January 2019, Ozzy (seen here shooting the cover of “Diary of a Madman” in 1981) commemorated the 37th anniversary of the bat-biting incident with the release of an Ozzy plush bat toy “with detachable head.”
The life of Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon became a little brighter as they welcomed their second daughter in October 1984. Kelly and Ozzy are pictured here shortly after her birth.
Ozzy Osbourne also continued to spend quality time with his family during the ’90s. He’s pictured with wife Sharon Osbourne and their kids, Kelly, Jack and Aimee, at the Kerrang Awards in London in 1997.
The Life of Ozzy Osbourne never slowed down for a moment, he continued to tour, perform and record new music throughout the 2000s. He released his ninth studio album, “Under Cover,” in 2005 and followed it up with 2007’s “Black Rain” and 2010’s “Scream.” In 2009, he published his autobiography, “I Am Ozzy.” It was during this time that Ozzy also spoke out about his continued sobriety after years of drugging and drinking. “I thought I’d never write again without any stimulation,” he told Billboard. “But you know what? Instead of picking up the bottle I just got honest and said, ‘I don’t want life to go [to pieces].'” He’s pictured here at VH1’s “Rock Honors” in 2007.
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