By Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Ayres
"They've acknowledged a few loopy issues approximately me through the years. I suggest, ok: 'He bit the top off a bat.' sure. 'He bit the pinnacle off a dove.' sure. yet you then listen such things as, 'Ozzy went to the convey final evening, yet he would not practice until eventually he'd killed fifteen domestic dogs . . .' Now me, kill fifteen doggies? i like doggies. i have eighteen of the f**king issues at domestic. i have killed a couple of cows in my time, brain you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my condo that evening.
It haunts me, all this loopy stuff. on a daily basis of my existence has been an occasion. I took deadly combos of booze and medicine for thirty f**king years. I survived a right away hit by means of a aircraft, suicidal overdoses, STDs. i have been accused of tried homicide. Then I nearly died whereas using over a bump on a quad motorcycle at f**king miles consistent with hour.
People question me how come i am nonetheless alive, and that i do not know what to assert. whilst i used to be growing to be up, if you would have placed me up opposed to a wall with the opposite childrens from my highway and requested me which one in all us used to be gonna make it to the age of sixty, which considered one of us could prove with 5 children and 4 grandkids and homes in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, i would not have positioned cash on me, no f**king approach. yet the following i'm: able to inform my tale, in my very own phrases, for the 1st time.
A lot of it ain't gonna be lovely. i have performed a few undesirable issues in my time. i have constantly been interested in the darkish part, me. yet I ain't the devil. i am simply John Osbourne: a working-class child from Aston, who surrender his activity within the manufacturing facility and went searching for an excellent time."