Ozzy Osbourne is sharing his concerns about the coronavirus as well as the COVID-19 vaccine that’s still in a trial period.
The former Black Sabbath frontman has been pretty open about his health. At the beginning of 2020, Ozzy broke his silence that he’s been battling Parkinson’s disease.
Furthermore, Osbourne hasn’t been the epitome of health for, well, most of his life. He’s suffered multiple health issues over the past couple of years, including a neck surgery, a fall, and hospitalization for the flu. The rocker also suffers from respiratory disease, emphysema. Then combine the health issues with the scare of the pandemic, the rockstar’s been struggling to make it through everyday life. Osbourne’s even said that he’s still “not back to 100-percent”.
Osbourne has been taking coronavirus safety precautions. He said in September that he won’t be hopping in line to get the vaccine once it’s ready for distribution, though. The singer is at greater risk with his current health status.
“You can give me anything, but I’m not gonna be number one on that f–king new vaccine. I don’t know want to be the first one to wake up with a set of f–king antlers in the morning,” he said.
The vaccine is still in research and approval stage. It’s not being administered at this time, so Osbourne is in luck.
Ozzy Osbourne is Taking Safety Precautions
Despite Osbourne’s family and closest friends contracting the coronavirus, he’s following the suggested guidelines. He opened up to GQ magazine about several aspects of this life, including cheating on his wife and the pandemic.
He told the magazine that he’s trying his “hardest” to stay protected at the moment.
“If I go out, I wear a mask, but I don’t like wearing a mask, so I don’t go out much,” the rocker said.
Osbourne also shared what it was like for his album producer Andrew Watt, when he contracted the virus.
“The producer on my album got the virus. I’d phone him up every day, and he said he couldn’t sleep because as soon as he went to sleep, he’d stop breathing. He’s not the same person now… It’s like anyone who’s had a near-death experience: he’s become a bit careful with life.”
Moreover, the legend recounts what it was like for his grandchildren when they were diagnosed with the virus. “But my two granddaughters caught it, and you wouldn’t think they had anything wrong with them. It just bounced off them,” he told the magazine.