LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES SEPTEMBER 2, 2019-THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY OZZY OSBOURNE WAS CHARGED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS WIFE SHARON. OZZY HAD A HORRENDOUS CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IN THE 80’S
AND USED TO BLACK OUT ALL THE TIME. HIS BIGGEST FEAR WAS:
“waking up in a police cell and having an old lady say to a police officer, ‘That’s the guy who hit my son over the head with an axe.’ It used to terrify me.”
THAT WORST FEAR CAME TO REALITY WHEN HE WOKE UP IN A JAIL CELL AND ASKED THE POLICE:
‘What am I here for?’ I hadn’t got a fucking clue. It’s the most horrific feeling. He read me a piece of paper, and said, ‘You’re charged with attempting to murder Mrs. Sharon Osbourne.’ I can’t tell you how I felt. I just went numb.”
THIS WAS SHARON’S TAKE ON THE INCIDENT:
“There was a really bad atmosphere in the house, very hostile,I knew that something was going to happen. He went to bed. I was reading downstairs. He came down in his underpants, sat on the sofa right opposite me and said, ‘We’ve come to a decision.’ I was like, ‘Yeah’ – sort of sarcastic – ‘What’s the decision?’ and he said, ‘We’re very sorry but you’re going to have to die. There’s no other option. “I said, ‘Yeah, shut up, fuck off,’ and he jumped on me and his whole body weight was on top of me,” she continued. “He had his hands around my neck, he landed on top of me, I just kept thinking, ‘The kids, the kids, you cannot do this, I’m not ready.'”
FORTUNATELY, THE ALTERCATION ENDED WITHOUT A HOMICIDAL ENDING, AS THE COUPLE WASN’T ALONE. A THIRD PARTY ENDED THE SITUATION.
OZZY WAS RELEASED ON THE CONDITION THAT HE IMMEDIATELY GO INTO DETOX. THE CASE WAS LATER DROPPED WHEN HE AND SHARON DECIDED TO RECONCILE.
HERE’S VINTAGE OZZY