Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has shared a tragic new poem about how COVID-19 has hit him. Bill Ward Broke His Silence On His Black Sabbath ‘Replacement.’
He wrote, “Change has occurred, heartbreaking loss, something else to be challenged with. Damn, under my breath, this is not an appropriate time to curse.” You can view the full poem below.
Ward’s former bandmate Ozzy Osbourne is likely dealing with headaches at home over his wife Sharon Osbourne’s departure from The Talk after defending Piers Morgan’s Meghan Markle attacks on air, and she was accused of racism.
Sheryl Underwood said on The Talk today, “We need to process the events of that day and what happened since so we can get to the healing… And we will also show you how anyone can become more comfortable with discussing important issues and having difficult conversations.”
Osbourne said in a statement that she “panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist.” Sharon left The Talk last month.
“Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying,” she also wrote in her statement.
Underwood said about the on air confrontation, “I didn’t want to escalate things… because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend. But also, I knew I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn’t want to be perceived as the angry Black woman, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that, and I wanted to remain calm and remain focused.”
Underwood added that if Osbourne came to her “warmly and sincerely,” she would return the the message “because we’ve been together on this show for 10 years. So I want people to understand when you’re friends with somebody, you stay friends.”
“I wanted to be an example for every woman that might be on a job somewhere and be faced with something like that, but definitely Black women who have to manage not just their own expectations and responses but we have to manage ourselves and we’re a family. Regardless of your background, every day there’s some woman going through something like this.”
— Bill Ward (@billwarddrums) April 12, 2021