Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne is on a self-proclaimed mission to educate people about the ills of walking on the wrong edge of the sword. The 61-year-old heavy metal singer, who’s life has been a toxic mix of substance abuse, casual sex and drinking, says he feels lucky to be alive and wouldn’t recommend his actions to anyone else.
Contactmusic quotes him as telling to CNN news channel,
With the drugs, it nearly killed me on a daily basis – I did a lot of heavy drug taking for a long time and I survived it by the grace of God. You might not be as lucky as me – I’m living on borrowed time. With the sexually transmitted diseases, what I was doing is playing Russian roulette with sex. When you’re on the inside looking, you don’t see it that way, but I suppose you’re right. I do have the power to change people’s lives.
I apologize for kicking off this Friday on such a serious note, but this was just unavoidable. If Ozzy can take time out of his busy (?) schedule to open our eyes and crank our brains, then why can’t we forego some fun for the sake of his wise words?! Anyway, let’s hope Ozzy’s heavy words find their mark and turn out to be a hit with the masses just like his heavy music.