Ozzy Osbourne: I slip on stage every night

Ozzy Osbourne has had some surreal moments on this year's Black Sabbath reunion tour and says he slips on stage every night,


This article is from 2013.

Ozzy at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne saw a dog at one of his concerts wearing a sign that read, "Please don't eat me!"

The legendary hellraiser, who famously bit the head off a bat on stage in 1982, said there have been many surreal moments during this year's Black Sabbath reunion tour.

The 65-year-old musician told The Sun newspaper: "At one of this year's gigs, somebody let a dog go with a sign on its leg saying, 'Please don't eat me!

Ozzy spoke about winding up his band mates, including bassist and chief Sabbath lyricist Geezer Butler.

He explained: "Geezer is a vegetarian. When he walked off the stage, I said, 'Does your wife eat meat?'

"And he replies, 'Yeah'. So I said, 'What, do you have a funeral every time she has a bacon sandwich?"

Ozzy, who has been sober for nearly a year after relapsing into drink and drugs, said he's nearly injured himself on stage every night and is shocked by the band's massive success after releasing their monumental album '13' and being nominated for three Grammy Awards.

He said: "Every night, I've slipped on the stage. I nearly fell in the f***ing orchestra pit.

"I mean it's tough on the other guys. When they're all getting serious, I make them laugh and they all get p***ed off. Nothing's rehearsed with me. One day, I'll just put a bucked on my head."

He continued: "Just when you think things might be winding up, it gets bigger than ever.

"Honestly I'm in shock. I keep thinking I'm the luckiest guy in the world. It's been a dream."

This article is from 2013.

Black Sabbath

The founders of heavy metal are on their farewell tour, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 26 Jan

£67.20–£83.40 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Feb

£68 / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Sun 22 Jan

£67.20–£83.40 / 0844 847 8000

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