In the clip below, Ozzy reveals that he has been using some of his coronavirus downtime to shoot “thousands of rounds” of target practice with a pellet gun in his garden. ” It’s anything to get my mind off this fucking pandemic,” he says.
The “Ozzy Speaks” episode will air today at 5:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM‘s Ozzy’s Boneyard. The new episode will also be available On Demand on the SiriusXM app and will rebroadcast on Ozzy’s Boneyard throughout the week.
In September, Ozzy said he won’t have a coronavirus vaccine despite his Parkinson’s disease putting him at greater risk. Speaking on Rock Classics Radio on Apple Music Hits, he said: “I’m trying to recover so I can get… The only good thing about this pandemic, I couldn’t work anyway because of my injuries. I’m hoping that I’ll be booking 2022, I think.
“To be honest with you, I don’t think it’s gonna get ship shape until the end of next year. I think this winter is gonna be fucking bad, because you’re gonna have the flu. People are, ‘I’m not taking the flu shot.’ You know what?
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“You can give me anything, but I’m not gonna be number one on that fucking new vaccine. I don’t know want to be the first one to wake up with a set of fucking antlers in the morning.”
This past July, Ozzy said that he was still “not back to 100 percent” after suffering from several medical issues last year, including a fall, neck surgery and hospitalization for the flu. Ozzy also said that he was looking forward to performing again once he has regained his health and the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
In August, Ozzy blasted Donald Trump‘s coronavirus response, saying that America’s 45th president is “acting like a fool.” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy said: “In my lifetime, I’ve never known anything like this. It’s getting worse, not better. And this guy’s acting like a fool. I don’t really like to talk politics that much, but I’ve got to say what I feel with this guy. There’s not much hope left. Maybe he’s got a trick up his sleeve and he’s going to surprise us all, and I hope he has. [Recently], over a thousand more people died in one day [in America]. That’s fucking crazy. People got to get with this social distancing and mask-wearing or else it’s never gonna go away.”
When the pandemic struck, Ozzy had just released his first solo album in a decade, “Ordinary Man”, which he recorded late last year while recovering from surgery and related illnesses. The BLACK SABBATH singer had previously canceled all his 2019 tour plans, and the rescheduled 2020 shows have also been scrapped.