Ozzy Osbourne credits “being a devil worshipper” for avoiding COVID-19

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Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a variety of health ailments over the past few years, but luckily, COVID-19 isn’t one of the them. In an interview with Metal Hammer, the Black Sabbath frontman hypothesizes that being the Prince of Darkness may have helped him in that regard.

“My wife had the virus; my daughter had the virus and I never got it,” Osbourne says. “Being a devil worshipper does have its good points!”

It’s unclear whether whether Ozzy meant his daughter Kelly or Aimee contracted COVID-19. His wife, Sharon, of course, was briefly hospitalized with the virus late last year, and has since recovered. Two of Ozzy and Sharon’s granddaughters also tested positive.

In addition to his connection with Satan, Ozzy also got the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year.

As for Osbourne’s other health issues, the 72-year-old tells Metal Hammer he’s “in for more surgery” for his neck, which he injured in 2019 after suffering a fall in his home. He also had a bad case of pneumonia in 2019, as well, and revealed in 2020 that he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

That hasn’t stopped him from making music, though — Ozzy’s next solo album, the follow-up to 2020’s Ordinary Man, is a “work in progress,” he says.

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