It was 2010 and Ozzy fulfilled a boyhood dream of driving a Ferrari. He had just gotten his license and bought the luxury speedster. Sharon said he barely had 20 miles on the odometer when he rear-ended a Mercedes entering an L.A. freeway.
They exchanged insurance information and it turned out the other driver was a lawyer. Unimpressed by the famous singer, he informed Ozzy he would call the cops.
The Tipping Point
According to Ozzy, the moment that ultimately derailed his crazy train of substance abuse was something his son said during a little “row” they had. Ozzy often says, to fend off any complaints, that his kids have never once lived in want, he has provided all they ever wanted or needed.
This time Jack retorted, “What about a father?” Ozzy said it hit him between the eyes. He even quit smoking tobacco.
Ozzy Gets a Driver’s License
Being perpetually under the influence, there was never a time when he could legally drive. He was not sober long enough to even go through the process of obtaining a license. He tried previously, 19 times, he said.
One tester refused to get in the car with Ozzy and another advised him to never drive again. He “was always drunk or something.” Finally, at the age of 60, he was legal. In “God Bless Ozzy,” he drives around in an outing in going wherever he wants to go.
By the time Kelly was 35, she had checked in to a rehabilitation clinic seven times. It was near the end of 2021 when she was last treated. According to “Radaronline,” Kelly planned to quit Hollywood afterward.
Her mother’s ouster from “The Talk” was traumatic, especially as it came off the cuff of her father being diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Her longest-known period of sobriety was four years long.
Kelly and Ozzy’s Duet
Kelly is very proud of this recording. Together, they recorded a version of “Changes” by Black Sabbath. It gave him his first-ever U.K. No. 1 hit song, and of course, the younger Osbourne too. They altered the lyrics to sing about a daughter’s relationship with her father. It reflects a very sweet picture of a loving father and maturing daughter.
The 2002 release was featured on Kelly’s first album which also featured a cover of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach.”