Once a symbol for chaos and darkness, rock star Ozzy Osbourne is now more of a voice of reason. Osbourne, whose most recent album absolutely rocked, is offering sage advice during the global pandemic. According to Ozzy, keep doing your part and basically the opposite of whatever the man in the White House says.
Osbourne, who was diagnosed with parkinsons and had to cancel his highly-anticipated summer farewell tour, paid a visit to Bill Morrison’s Sirius Radio show. The most important piece of advice during these dark days Ozzy shared? Keep doing your part:
“Wear a mask, wash hands, social distance. I don’t go anywhere. If the president says something, I do the opposite. He changes his mind every hour. I mean literally. I’m going, ‘What?’”
These are lonely, tough days for literally countless people across the globe. Depression and anxiety are on the rise during the pandemic. According to polls, half of Americans’ mental health is worsening. Online therapy, such as TalkSpace, saw a surge of new patients.
Ozzy is encouraging people to open up about their feelings to those closest to them:
“People have got to learn to start sharing their feelings with someone they trust. Because people who are locked up and worried about this pandemic and whatever need to unload, because if you don’t unload, you are going to get depressed. And if you get depressed, who knows what’s going to happen? If you got a best friend or you got someone who you trust don’t be afraid to share. Because you know what, we are all in the shithole right now. We are all in an environment we don’t want to be in. When I’m in a room in my head on my own, it’s a bad fucking place. My head never tells me anything fucking good.”
Listen to Ozzy
Osbourne is such a fascinating character. He’s been such a wild man in rock and pop culture for a long time, meaning different things to different generations. Ozzy has gone from hell and back and returned stronger throughout his life. Considering the demons he’s struggled with and the fact he’s survived more than a few tangos with death, flaws and all, he’s somebody to listen to and learn from.
The Ozzy Biopic
If you want to learn more about the life of Ozzy Osbourne, look no further than his memoir. It’s one of the most painfully honest, unnerving and surreal rock autobiographies available. Ozzy does not sugarcoat at all. It’s a story destined to become a movie one day, and it will be. According to Rolling Stone, a screenwriter is working on the biopic at the moment. The story spans from 1979 to 1996 and focuses on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s relatinship. According to Sharon, don’t expect a trashy and phony Hallmark movie like Bohemian Rhapsody.
“I get why they did that, because it was for a younger generation,” she says. “It was squeaky clean. It was, ‘Those songs will live forever,’ and it turned a whole generation onto Queen’s music that had never heard before. So with that, it was phenomenal. But I don’t think it was a great movie. That’s why it was, like, made ‘nice’ and that’s what made it a Hallmark movie. Our film will be a lot more real. We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that.”
There’s nothing squeaky clean about the couple’s journey. It’s a love story with intense highs and lows. Considering everything those two have been through together, we should expect one intense, life-is-stranger-than-fiction biopics. Ozzy and Sharon’s story is unlike any other rock biopic we’ve seen.