30 Incredible Stories About Rock 'n' Roll Survivor Ozzy Osbourne

By Sarah Norman | October 16, 2023

He Nearly Killed Sharon

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Tony Iommi shared a shocking story during his 2011 interview with the New York Post while promoting his book Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath. According to Iommi, his bandmate Ozzy Osbourne took their drug-fueled antics to a new level when he hauled a shark into their hotel room, dismembered it, and covered the room in blood. Iommi portrayed this incident as just another day on tour for Black Sabbath, as drugs often lead to boredom and reckless behavior. The fact that Iommi provided no additional context and presented the story as normal behavior is both alarming and disturbing.

Ozzy Dismembered A Shark While Touring With Black Sabbath

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During an interview, Sharon Osbourne recounted a peculiar incident involving a burglar who broke into the home she shares with her husband, the septuagenarian rocker Ozzy Osbourne. As it happened, the Black Sabbath frontman had a tendency to sleep without clothing, and this proved to be a formidable deterrent for the would-be thief. Sharon said:

About eight years ago... in the middle of the night, a guy broke in, he came into the bedroom while I was sleeping. [He was] by the side of my bed, took my two wedding bands and my engagement ring... Ozzy woke up to go to the bathroom and saw him in my dressing room. And so Ozzy's [unclothed] and Ozzy picks the guy up from behind, but he's [unclothed]. He lifts the guy up and Ozzy goes, 'He could sue me for [forcing myself on him]!' So he let him go and the guy jumps out of the window and takes all the jewelry.