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Ozzy Osbourne Says “Ordinary Man” Is The First Album He’s Recorded “Completely Sober”


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Despite his constant health struggles in recent years, Ozzy Osbourne didn’t resort to substances when it came to the writing sessions for his latest album, “Ordinary Man“. Speaking recently with Zane Lowe for Apple Music‘s Beats 1, Osbourne revealed that “Ordinary Man” marks the first album he’s ever recorded while entirely sober. He commented of that:

“I thought it was the drugs and the alcohol that made it all work. But it’s not true. All I was doing for years is self-medicating ’cause I didn’t like the way I felt. But then this is the first album I’ve co-wrote and recorded fucking completely sober.”

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Osbourne, who has been focused on sobriety for the past seven years, said of his clearer state of mind “I quite like being sober now. ‘Cause at least I can remember the fucking thing I did yesterday.”

Last week he postponed his planned spring/summer North American tour with Marilyn Manson to address his health woes, which include a complications and side effects from a surgery following a fall last year, plus his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, which he recently went public with.

Ordinary Man” saw Osbourne team up with producer/songwriter/musician Andrew Watt, who is known for his production work with Post Malone and more. Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith were hired on to handle the studio sessions for the record.

[via Rolling Stone]

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