Ozzy Osbourne says he is leaving the US due to gun violence


Ozzy Osbourne is a Brit by beginning and a Californian by alternative, however after spending a long time within the Golden State, he’s prepared to depart the US.

Osbourne and his spouse Sharon are returning to their Buckinghamshire residence after spending greater than 20 years dwelling in Los Angeles, the Black Sabbath singer informed the Observer in a wide-ranging interview. Osbourne’s household life in California was famously documented on the MTV actuality collection “The Osbournes” within the early 2000s.

Gun violence within the US is a part of what satisfied him to return to the UK full-time, he informed the Observer.

“I’m fed up with people getting killed every day,” he stated of American gun violence. “God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert … it’s f*****g crazy.”

He additionally famous that he didn’t need to die within the US. “I’m English. I want to be back.”

There have been greater than 440 mass shootings within the US in 2022, based on the Gun Violence Archive, which up to date its knowledge on Monday. The mass capturing in Las Vegas Osbourne referred to occurred in 2017 and killed 58 individuals, and it stays the deadliest mass capturing in US historical past.

Sharon Osbourne stated “America has changed so drastically” and stated there’s “nothing united about it.” She waded into divisive debates final yr, when she defended her good friend Piers Morgan in an argument with Sheri Underwood on an episode of their daytime collection “The Talk,” and he or she later left the present after former colleagues accused her of utilizing racist and homophobic language.

Ozzy Osbourne gave a unique cause for wanting to depart to the Mirror earlier this yr: In March, the UK tabloid reported that Osbourne stated “the tax is getting too much” and that whereas he’d miss Los Angeles, he didn’t need to proceed paying present taxes to remain within the US.

The Osbournes will return to the UK in February, the Observer reported, the place Osbourne stated he’ll proceed to make music. His new solo album, which he recorded whereas experiencing a number of power well being points together with Parkinson’s illness, can be launched subsequent month.