Ozzy Osbourne Changes Signature Look During Pandemic
Ozzy Osbourne was spotted in Los Angeles this week marking his first public sighting out and about in months amid his Parkinson’s battle
The 71-year-old Black Sabbath frontman was nearly unrecognizable after allowing his signature raven locks to go grey
He swept his hair into a ponytail and settled into the passenger seat of his car while his longtime wife Sharon Osbourne drove
Although Ozzy has not been seen out in public in months he did appear with his family on Celebrity Watch Party with a finale that aired July 23
He went public with his Parkinson’s diagnosis this January after being diagnosed in February 2019
However despite his recent health crises and reduced mobility he has repeatedly declared that he will never abandon show business
At one point he raised his hand in front of his face as he appeared to yawn while sitting alone in the vehicle after Sharon stepped out.
Sharon, who sported a close-cropped pink hairdo, was also seen alone that day as she got in a bit of shopping at a local clothing store.
Although Ozzy has not been seen out in public in months he did appear with his family on Celebrity Watch Party with a finale that aired July 23.
The reality show is a take-off of the UK show Gogglebox and offers a glimpse at celebrities in their homes watching and reacting to TV.
The ‘Prince Of Darkness’ suffered a fall last year and required spinal surgery, ultimately scrapping his tour dates for 2019.
Ozzy was meant to hit the road again this year, but scrapped the North American leg of his tour so that he could seek treatment in Switzerland – only for the coronavirus lockdowns to leave him confined to his home and unable to travel to Europe.
However despite his recent health crises and reduced mobility he has repeatedly declared that he will never abandon show business.
‘You know the time when I will retire? When I can hear them nail a lid on my box. And then I’ll fuckng do an encore. I’m the Prince of Darkness,’ he said this week
Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack has blasted a U.K. tabloid for publishing new photos of his father looking “nearly unrecognizable” as he was seen out for the first time in months amid battle with Parkinson’s disease.
On Saturday (August 29), Daily Mail shared a “picture exclusive” of the legendary heavy metal singer sitting in a car in Los Angeles as his wife Sharon Osbourne drove. The media outlet noted that “the 71-year-old BLACK SABBATH frontman was nearly unrecognizable after allowing his signature raven locks to go gray.”
Late Saturday night, Jack took to his social media to criticize the Daily Mail for making a big deal out of the color of his father’s hair, explaining that there are far more important things to talk about than his “hair roots.”
Jack wrote: “Dear Bullshit tabloid Journalists, Incase you havnt noticed, it is not really recommended for people with Parkinson’s to go get their hair dyed during a fucking global pandemic. Just because my fathers hair isn’t his normal color at the moment doesn’t mean shit. He’s 71 and recovering from severe spine surgery, moreover he’s on vacation. It’s amazing that he can have a 50 year career, selling millions of albums and all that you assholes wanna talk about his hair roots. Have some respect and decency… oh wait I forgot your kind lost that long ago. It’s time you were held just as accountable for your actions as the rest of us. Shame on you all.”
Last month, Ozzy said that he is still “not back to 100 percent” after suffering from several medical issues last year, including a fall, neck surgery and hospitalization for the flu. Ozzy also said that he is looking forward to performing again once he has regained his health and the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
When the pandemic struck, Ozzy had just released his first solo album in a decade, “Ordinary Man”, which he recorded late last year while recovering from surgery and related illnesses. The BLACK SABBATH singer had previously canceled all his 2019 tour plans, and the rescheduled 2020 shows have also been scrapped.
This past May, Jack said that his father will “probably” retire “within the next five to ten years.” But Ozzy, who turned 71 last December, has repeatedly said that he is not calling it quits, despite the fact that his “No More Tours 2” — whenever it ends up happening — is being billed as his last major global trek.
Ozzy was also forced to cancel an April trip to Switzerland to see a doctor who specializes in treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The singer revealed earlier this year that he was diagnosed with the condition.