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9th January 2017

ozzy osbourne

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's daughter, Kelly, has revealed in her upcoming book, 'There Is No F*cking Secret', that the Black Sabbath singer overdosed when Sharon suffered a seizure while being treated for cancer.

"Dad was there in his boxers, and I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka," says Kelly about the time she ran to tell her father they needed to go to the hospital.

Later in the ambulance, "he leaned over to put his hand out to see if Mum was breathing. Then he passed out with his hand over her mouth. The EMTs tried to pull him off, and Dad, not knowing where he was or what he was doing, started to resist out of habit. They pulled over the ambulance and started to call the police."

Kelly says she begged them not to call the police and they agreed, but she had to tie Ozzy's hands to a bar so the medics could restrain him.

Sharon was placed in one room and Ozzy was rushed to another for treatment of a drug overdose and alcohol poisoning when they arrived at the hospital.

"Dad could not handle the thought of losing Mum," Kelly continues. She adds that Ozzy had a doctor come to the house and "shoot him up with whatever he wanted while the [doctor's] son sat in our dining room and played video games."

Kelly also credits the late comic Robin Williams, saying he visited Sharon when she was "losing her cancer fight" and helped save her life. Williams, she says, "climbed into bed with her. He stayed there all afternoon, and throughout the house, you could hear her cackling with laughter. Shortly after he left, she told us that she'd decided to go back and finish chemo. Robin Williams helped save Mum's life."

The book is written in open-letter form, with letters to Joan Rivers, racists and her vagina, and covers topics including dating and drugs and addiction. It is released on April 25th and available for pre-order on Amazon right here.

Tickets for Sabbath's last ever shows are available by clicking here.

Black Sabbath 2017 Last Ever Tour Dates:
January 22nd: Manchester Arena
January 24th: Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
January 26th: Leeds – First Direct Arena
January 29th: London – The O2
January 31st: London – The O2
February 2nd: Birmingham – Genting Arena
February 4th: Birmingham – Genting Arena

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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