Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler’s wife Gloria was on the ‘On The Rags’ podcast, and she discussed her husband traveling from LA to the UK.
“My husband flew to England where they’re having to quarantine still. When you land, you have to tell them where you’re staying. He gave them our house address. My husband, for those of you that don’t know, is reclusive; he doesn’t answer phones or answer doors or anything… But all of a sudden, there’s a knock at the door. He would never, ever, ever answer a door.
And he’s jetlagging so badly that it’s shocking he wasn’t even sleeping or he could have been in the shower. But he actually answered the door. And they were checking up on him. It was the COVID police. How funny is that? I mean, how funny, but how scary, because he maybe wouldn’t have answered the door. So he had to show his ID so they knew it was really him. They asked if he was there on his own, which he was. And they asked — which I thought was lovely — they said, ‘I know this is really hard doing this, isolating. Is there anything I can get you? Are you okay here?'”
She was then asked what would have happened if Geezer did not answer the door, “He would have been in trouble. He would have been fined.”
On May 14, Geezer tweeted, “Nice to be back in England, but stuck in quarantine & need 3 COVID tests, even tho I’ve had my jabs. #COVID #LifeGoesOn #ofcourseitisraining”.