Ozzy Osbourne has been battling various health issues for well over a year now, but the Prince of Darkness doesn’t seem too phased by the concept of his own mortality.
In a new interview with Kerrang!, Osbourne said, “Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come? I think about it; I don’t worry about it. I won’t be here in another 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all. Am I happy now? No. I haven’t got my health. That thing knocked the sh-t out of me, man, but I’m still here. In fact, I worried about [death] more when I was younger than I do now. I just try to enjoy things as much as possible, even though that’s so f-cking hard sometimes.”
Next month will see the release of Ordinary Man, Osbourne’s first new album since 2010’s Scream, and it’s an album he made in the thick of all of his health struggles this past year, which included being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the less-than-optimal circumstances around the album, Osbourne said, “…I honestly think making this album is the best medicine I could have had. I was doing something, something I like to do. I wish I could do more, but it just felt great.”
Ordinary Man comes out on February 21 and is available for pre-order/pre-save in various formats and platforms here.