Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne Fires Back At Estranged Drummer Bill Ward: “Physically, You Knew You Were Fucked.” (Updated)


Update – April 17th 12:02pm:

Ward has now responded directly to Osbourne‘s below statement, see his reply here.

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Original Story:

Ozzy Osbourne has responded to the recent statement issued by estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward. In that statement Ward outlined that he would not return to the group unless a ‘siganable contract’ was issued and that Osbourne apologized for the various things he’s said in the press, such as this. The following posting was made by Osbourne via

“I never wanted to discuss this in a public forum but Bill‘s statements left me no option to but to respond honestly.

Wow Bill,

What the fuck are you on about? I cannot apologize for comments or opinions I may have made about you in the press during Sabbath’s “13” album and tour — physically, you knew you were fucked. Tony, Geezer and myself didn’t think you could have done a two hour set with a drum solo every night, so we made the decision to move on. With Tony’s condition we felt that time was not on our side.

Bill, stop this smokescreen about an “unsignable contract” and let’s be honest. Deep down inside you knew you weren’t capable of doing the album and a 16 month tour. Unfortunately for you, our instincts were correct as you were in hospital several times during 2013. Your last hospitalization was for a shoulder surgery that you now say you’ve only just recovered from. This would have meant that our world tour would have been canceled. So how is all of this my fault? Stop playing the victim and be honest with yourself and our fans.

Bill, we go back a long way, let’s stop this now before it gets out of hand.

God bless you.