By Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Ayres
"They've stated a few loopy issues approximately me through the years. I suggest, ok: 'He bit the top off a bat.' definite. 'He bit the top off a dove.' convinced. yet you then pay attention such things as, 'Ozzy went to the convey final evening, yet he would not practice till he'd killed fifteen domestic dogs . . .' Now me, kill fifteen domestic dogs? i like pups. i have eighteen of the f**king issues at domestic. i have killed a number of cows in my time, brain you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my condo that evening.
It haunts me, all this loopy stuff. each day of my existence has been an occasion. I took deadly mixtures of booze and medication for thirty f**king years. I survived an instantaneous hit by way of a aircraft, suicidal overdoses, STDs. i have been accused of tried homicide. Then I nearly died whereas driving over a bump on a quad motorbike at f**king miles in line with hour.
People inquire from me how come i am nonetheless alive, and that i have no idea what to assert. whilst i used to be transforming into up, if you would have positioned me up opposed to a wall with the opposite children from my highway and requested me which one among us used to be gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one in every of us could prove with 5 youngsters and 4 grandkids and homes in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, i would not have positioned cash on me, no f**king manner. yet the following i'm: able to inform my tale, in my very own phrases, for the 1st time.
A lot of it ain't gonna be beautiful. i have performed a few undesirable issues in my time. i have continually been attracted to the darkish aspect, me. yet I ain't the devil. i am simply John Osbourne: a working-class child from Aston, who give up his activity within the manufacturing facility and went trying to find an excellent time."