Ozzy Osbourne Grammy awards: Here’s why rocker was ‘overwhelmed’ on nominations

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Ozzy Osbourne speaks onstage at iHeartRadio ICONS with Ozzy Osbourne: In Celebration of Ordinary Man at iHeartRadio Theater on February 24, 2020 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )

Ozzy Osbourne recently received four Grammy nominations for his latest album, “Patient Number 9.”

The ailing rock star’s most recent work was released earlier this year, amid her growing health concerns and his critical surgery and Parkinson’s Disease treatment.

Osbourne recently spoke with Consequence about his reaction to the very encouraging news.

He gushed:

“I’m honestly overwhelmed. Making this record was a great way to me to get back to work as I continued to heal. It’s pretty great to be acknowledged at this point in my career.”

This year, Osbourne received four nominations. “Degradation Rules,” his collaboration with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, was nominated for Best Metal Performance, competing against Ghost’s “Call Me Little Sunshine,” Megadeth’s “We’ll Be Back,” Muse’s “Kill or Be Killed,” and Turnstile’s “Blackout.”

Meanwhile, his title track, “Patient Number 9,” received nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance in two major rock categories. The same-named album was also nominated for Best Rock Album.

Before this additional four nominations, Osbourne had been nominated eight times in his career. He only received three awards: two for Best Metal Performance and one for Best Metal Performance with Vocal. If he wins an award for “Patient Number 9,” it will be his first Rock Grammy.

In another interview, Ozzy mentioned how the pandemic gave him enough time to work on his new album, “Patient Number 9.”

He recalled to Consequence:

“Well, the thing was I had all this time – we all did through the pandemic. Instead of lying there and just doing my physical therapy, the record actually got me doing something that I love. I was thinking about the times we’ve been living in. There wasn’t much good news. It was a fucking war in Ukraine and the pandemic. The world seemed to be on the brink of a bad thing.”

Ozzy announced earlier this year that he was returning to the United Kingdom after spending decades in the United States. He stated that the country’s increasing gun violence prompted him to return overseas.

Meanwhile, he retracted these statements, explaining that only her wife, Sharon Osbourne, prompted him to make them in the first place.