Musicians and singers, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s, have been open about using drugs and alcohol while on tour and, more frequently, during recording sessions to boost their creative juices.
Ozzy Osbourne, frontman of Black Sabbath, recently revealed his particular turning point in his career to stop lacing his body with acid, which is a hilarious, strange, and shocking encounter all around.
After contracting COVID-19 and undergoing major surgery for Parkinson’s disease, Ozzy Osbourne was forced to postpone the band’s concert indefinitely.
Ozzy Osbourne recalls a point in his life when he finally stopped taking acid in a Classic Rock interview for the 50th anniversary of “Vol. 4.”
Ozzy revealed in a nostalgic reminiscence that the band did “loads of drugs” when they lived in a single house in Los Angeles to rehearse and record the album.
At the time, Osbourne, 24, was carefree and used to drinking acid-laced beverages and swallowing a handful of tablets.
Ozzy hilariously told the publication after revealing he had previously taken ten tabs of acid:
“I ended up standing there talking to this horse for about an hour. In the end the horse turned round and told me to fuck off. That was it for me.”
It was Ozzy’s turning point in his life to ditch the acid and start living a healthier life, which he described as “one of the good times.”
In 2019, the heavy metal vocalist admitted to being sober for a long time.
He told the Pasadena Star News in a statement:
“I don’t drink alcohol anymore. I don’t smoke tobacco. I don’t use drugs. I’m doing good right now.”
Ozzy Osbourne and his family recently faced a major health scare as a result of his health condition.
The 73-year-old musician had major surgery last June to correct and repair the pins that were already in his back and neck after an ATV accident in 2003.
He contracted the COVID-19 virus in April, which posed a significant medical risk for individuals, particularly given his age and pre-existing medical conditions.
Ozzy was photographed with his wife Sharon in Hawaii earlier this week, where they were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.