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John Michael Osbourne – better known as Ozzy Osbourne – was born on December 3, 1948, in Aston, a suburb of Birmingham. Osbourne is a British rock and heavy metal singer who gained fame through the band Black Sabbath. However, he was dismissed from the group in 1979 after conflicts with guitarist Tony Iommi. Osbourne had a breakthrough as a solo artist in 1980 with the album “Blizzard of Ozz“. But as a devoted Ozzy Osbourne fan, you already knew that, so let’s move on to some more fun trivia instead (or should we say crazy and wild?!)!

Ozzy Osbourne was arrested by the police for attempted murder of his wife…

Ozzy Osbourne used to drink himself so excessively drunk that he routinely had blackouts and would wake up not knowing what he had done. In an interview, he said that his biggest fear was waking up and realizing he had killed someone. And then it happened – almost, at least. “I woke up in this little cell with human feces up the walls – and I thought, what… have I done now? So I asked a policeman. I said, ‘What am I here for?’ I had no idea why I was locked in the cell. It was the most terrible feeling I’ve ever experienced“. He continued, “He read me a paper and said, ‘You are accused of trying to kill your wife, Sharon Osbourne.’ I can’t even explain how I felt. My whole body just went numb“, Osbourne revealed in the interview. This happened in 1989, and Ozzy was arrested by the police after attempting to strangle his wife, Sharon Osbourne. [source]

Ended up in an eight-day coma after an ATV accident…

In 2004, the world almost lost Ozzy in the most rock ‘n’ roll way imaginable. Osbourne flipped an ATV he was driving and ended up in a coma for eight days. His bodyguard managed to save him before it went too far. After the accident, Osbourne said to the Sunday Mirror, “If it wasn’t for Sam, I probably wouldn’t be here today. He had to resuscitate me twice“. [source]

In 2004, the world almost lost Ozzy in the most rock ‘n’ roll way imaginable. Osbourne flipped an ATV he was driving and ended up in a coma for eight days. His bodyguard managed to save him before it went too far. After the accident, Osbourne said to the Sunday Mirror, "If it wasn’t for Sam, I probably wouldn’t be here today. He had to resuscitate me twice".

Nothing could come between Ozzy Osbourne and a drink…

Ozzy is a hard-living rock ‘n’ roll guy, and when he was still drinking, his family couldn’t in any way come between him and a drink. At one point, his wife Sharon even took all his clothes to a hotel room, assuming that Ozzy wouldn’t go to a bar if he had nothing to wear. But she was wrong because Ozzy went to the bar anyway – dressed in one of his wife’s dresses. [source]

Painted the walls of his hotel room with feces, in “honor” of Tommy Lee…

Either Ozzy Osbourne really liked Mötley Crüe, or he really despised them. According to Mötley Crüe’s drummer, Tommy Lee (in the picture below), Ozzy invited Lee to his hotel room, where he immediately pulled down his pants and smeared feces on the walls and floor. “He starts smearing shit all over the walls“, Lee recounted. “He’s painting with it! And I thought, ‘This is a whole other level of weird shit. I wasn’t ready for this! I was still cool with just taking care of my business in the toilet’“. Tommy Lee shared. [source]

Either Ozzy Osbourne really liked Mötley Crüe, or he really despised them. According to Mötley Crüe’s drummer, Tommy Lee, Ozzy invited Lee to his hotel room, where he immediately pulled down his pants and smeared feces on the walls and floor. "He starts smearing shit all over the walls", Lee recounted. "He’s painting with it! And I thought, ‘This is a whole other level of weird shit. I wasn’t ready for this! I was still cool with just taking care of my business in the toilet'". Tommy Lee shared.

Got arrested by the police with guns drawn…

How much does a hotel room cost? Apparently, around $200,000. According to Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, Ozzy received a hefty bill after having too much fun during a night on tour. Iommi revealed in an interview that everyone was awakened by a loud bang, and smoke started seeping under the door. When he opened the door, he saw Ozzy literally going crazy, setting off fireworks inside both the hotel room and the hallway. The alarm went off, and suddenly the police surrounded Ozzy with guns drawn. He was arrested but released after paying the hotel bill of $200,000. [source]

Didn’t get his driver’s license until he turned 60…

According to Ozzy, he had never gotten a driver’s license because he had never been able to stay sober long enough to take the test. “The first driving test would have been in 1974, then ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve put it off now“, he shared in an interview. It wasn’t until the age of 60 that Ozzy Osbourne had been sober long enough to feel compelled to finally complete the driving test. [source]

Nearly burned down the house while making a bacon sandwich…

Ozzy is wealthy enough that he probably could hire someone to make sandwiches for him. But no, Osbourne doesn’t feel like bothering a cook just because he’s a little hungry for a juicy bacon sandwich – although maybe he should. According to Sharon, he almost burned down the house while trying to make himself a tasty meal consisting of a bacon sandwich. Shortly after he nearly set the house on fire, his wife Sharon commented on the incident on Twitter (now known as X): “I’m in London, @OfficialOzzy is in LA and made a bacon sandwich last night, and the fire brigade ended up at our home![source]

Ozzy is wealthy enough that he probably could hire someone to make sandwiches for him. But no, Osbourne doesn’t feel like bothering a cook just because he’s a little hungry for a juicy bacon sandwich – although maybe he should. According to Sharon, he almost burned down the house while trying to make himself a tasty meal consisting of a bacon sandwich. Shortly after he nearly set the house on fire, his wife Sharon commented on the incident on Twitter (now known as X): "I’m in London, @OfficialOzzy is in LA and made a bacon sandwich last night, and the fire brigade ended up at our home!"

Ozzy sent a text message to Robert Plant that he couldn’t find his cat…

To clarify to talk show host Conan O’Brien just how bad Ozzy Osbourne is with mobile phones and technology, his son Jack Osbourne told the red-haired talk show host that Ozzy once sent a text message to Robert Plant saying, “I can’t find the cat“. Plant, the sweet elder rock legend, responded, “Can’t find the cat?“. This may not be the wildest Ozzy story in the world, but how crazy is it to send a text message to the singer from the band Led Zeppelin about a missing cat? [source]

Constantly cools down his audience…

One of Ozzy Osbourne’s most regular antics on stage during performances is throwing buckets of water over his audience. At one point, he even used a fire hose as an assistant (see picture below). It may be one of those rare moments when you actually want to avoid standing in the front rows at a concert! [source]

One of Ozzy Osbourne’s most regular antics on stage during performances is throwing buckets of water over his audience. At one point, he even used a fire hose as an assistant (see picture below). It may be one of those rare moments when you actually want to avoid standing in the front rows at a concert!

When Ozzy was first introduced to cocaine…

According to Osbourne, his first experience with cocaine took place at a hotel in Denver in 1971. You might wonder how he seems so sure it was precisely 1971, and he explained that when you fall in love with cocaine, you remember when you started. “It’s like having your first f*ck“, he explained in an interview. However, it may have been a bit too detailed and vivid. [source]


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